Susan Lucci will meet Santa Claus when the daytime icon becomes this year’s Grand Marshal in the Hollywood Christmas parade announced today. Since Lucci’s soap, All My Children is moving west in January, she became the perfect selection to ring in the holiday season in Los Angeles.
Read some excerpts from the official press release below about Lucci, the parade, and how you can see the festivities on TV!
The parade will be presented in Hollywood starting at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2009.
The event will be taped for a nationwide broadcast to initially air on Thursday, December 10, 2009 from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m./7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (CentralTime), followed by an Encore Presentation to be aired on Thursday, December 24, 2009 from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m./7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Central Time).
Susan Lucci, who lives in New York City, where her popular television show, “All My Children” is filmed said: “I am thrilled and honored to serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade. I am so happy that this year’s parade will be telecast for the first time ever as a two-hour primetime television event, spreading holiday cheer and happiness to Americans across the country. The Hollywood Christmas Parade is for children and families, both of whom are very important to me in my personal life. Soon ‘All My Children’ will be relocating from New York to Los Angeles in January 2010 where the show will be filmed in the years ahead. I’m looking forward to working in Los Angeles and enjoying the beautiful sunny weather in the Southland.”