Snag Parking for Hollywood Christmas Parade at These Spots

Sunday's parade is expected to draw thousands to Hollywood—plan ahead to get parking spots before they're gone.

With thousands of participants expected, Sunday's Hollywood Christmas Parade is sure to snarl traffic and pack parking lots. 

Reminding parade goers that parking in Hollywood is "always a premium," parade officials suggest two options for parking. The best places to park, according to the parade website, are at Grant Parking lots throughout Hollywood and the Hollywood & Highland shopping complex. Click here for information on parking prices at Hollywood & Highland.

Here are some Grant Parking lot locations, according to Navigate Hollywood (click on each location for prices):

Metro stops on Hollywood Boulevard at Highland and Vine will also bring participants close to the parade route.

Sunday's parade will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a pre-parade show scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The parade will start at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange, in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

More than 5,000 people will participate in this year's parade, according to its Facebook page.

Emmy and Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna will serve as Grand Marshal of this year's parade, which will air at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 on the Hallmark Channel and 6 p.m. Dec. 21 on the Hallmark Movie Channel.

How are you getting to this year's parade? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Dale Fernandez November 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Metro Red Line! There's plenty of STRESS-free parking at the NoHo Station and Universal City Station. Compare the $1.50 that takes you there to the $10-$20 parking you would spend along with fighting any traffic. Thanks for listing the parking lots, but I would have hoped this article would have suggested more people to take the Metro rather driving there. The Holllywood & Highland stop actually drops you right smack dab on the parade route, not just 'close to it.'
J. Ryan November 21, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Yeah, let's think different -- we're NoHo. Metro is even providing discounted grandstand tickets: http://thesource.metro.net/2012/11/20/go-metro-to-the-hollywood-christmas-parade-on-nov-25/
Rich Addams November 25, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Take the bus in from Sherman Oaks, it's so much easier!
Lisa Hastings November 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Don't tell people about the metro red line lots or all the spaces will be gone!


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