Nick Fradiani, Ruben Studdard to Perform Hollywood Christmas Parade

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American Idol alums Nick Fradiani (season 14 winner) and Ruben Studdard (season 2 winner) are scheduled to perform at the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 26. The event will air on the CW December 14. More details from the official press release below.

The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas event in America, announces the 2017 talent lineup for its landmark anniversary celebration, which will take place on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on Sunday, November 26, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. PT.

With Dr. Oz as Grand Marshal, musical performances will be featured during the parade, and national telecast, and will include the following artists:

a special 40th Anniversary performance by The Village People, CeeLo Green, Ruben Studdard, The Band of Merrymakers featuring Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees), Zach Barrett (American Authors), Jeremy Ruzumna (Fitz & The Tantrums) and Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Nickelodeon star Breanna Yde of “School of Rock,” American Idol winner from Season 14, Nick Fradiani, Tom Dixon and The Tearaways. For the telecast only, additional appearances will include performances by The Tenors, Donny and Marie and Human Nature. The parade will also feature a special tribute for Toys for Tots from Ludacris; and magic performances by the stars of The CW hit series, “Masters of Illusion” Tommy Wind and Farrell Dillon.

Celebrity appearances will include: The cast of The Young And The Restless, Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow who will reunite for the 60th Anniversary of Leave It To Beaver; Jermaine Dupri, Reno Wilson, the cast of POPTV’s new reality series Cash Cowboys, Burt Ward, Lou Diamond Phillips, Tara Reid, the cast of The Bay, the cast of This Just In, Jacqie and Johnny from UNIVERSO’s hit celeb-reality The Riveras, the cast of Days of Our Lives, Thomas Barbusca and Asia Monet.

The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton.

Taped for network television, the live event will premiere as a two-hour special on The CW on Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT (7:00 p.m. CT). The parade, benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots program, which is essential in providing gifts to less fortunate children everywhere, will also air to more than one million American service men and women worldwide on American Forces Network. The event will be presented and produced by Associated Television International, in association with The City of Los Angeles.

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