Sunday saw most of the cast of NBC’s Days of our Lives, some of your favorites from CBS’ The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, and a former soap star turned pop singer … Jesse McCartney, we are talking about you … participating in Tinseltown’s kick-off to the holiday season, The Hollywood Christmas Parade!
This year however, weather was not the friend of those attendees, the press, or the stars as heavy rains soaked the red carpet prior to the parade, and come parade time there were intermittent showers, and/or some drizzle.
Needless to say, umbrellas and a change of clothes were needed. But all in all, come rain or come shine, a great time was had by all!
Days of our Lives was the big honoree for the event as a kick-off to their year long celebration marking their upcoming 50th anniversary season next year! On hand were some your favorite Salemites including: Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Joe Mascolo, Billy Flynn, Kate Mansi, Lauren Koslow, Jen Lilley, Suzanne Rogers, Peggy McKay, Guy Wilson, Christopher Sean, Meredith Scott Lynn, Arianne Zucker, Galen Gering, Eric Martsolf, Aloma Wright, Casey Moss, True O’Brien, and Molly Burnett.
The Young and the Restless was represented by Sharon Case, Sean Carrigan, Tristan Rogers, Melissa Ordway (with her husband former DAYS star Justin Gatson), and Kate Linder, and The Bold and the Beautiful’s Rena Sofer and Sean Kanan also participated in the annual Hollywood tradition. Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, singer Taylor Dayne, Kool and the Gang, Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora also stopped to pose for some pictures along the way, as well as Home and Family hosts: Christina Ferrare and Mark Steines.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade will air on television first on Wednesday, December 10th on the Hallmark Channel. The next airing will be on Friday, December 19th on The Hallmark Movie Channel. If you live in Los Angeles, you can watch it on KTLA Channel 5 on Friday December 19th, and again on Sunday, December 21st. And for when the parade will air in your area … click here for stations, dates, and times! Associated Television International is once again producers of the parade telecast, and Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie are back as the hosts with the most during the parade.
Now below take a look at some of candid moments with the soap stars from The Hollywood Christmas Parade, and then let us know, what was your favorite picture in the gallery? NOTE: To view the photo gallery you can either view as a slideshow, or to go to the next group of images, hit the NEXT GROUP icon to the left of the + sign.