Go Metro to the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Nov 25

…right down Santa Claus Lane. (Photo from Hollywood Christmas Parade Official Facebook)

Say hi to Santa Claus at the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, Nov. 25. The parade will start in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and travel east on Hollywood Boulevard, south on Vine Street and west on Sunset Boulevard before returning to the starting point. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the pre-parade spectacular, and the parade itself will start at 6 p.m.

Free curbside seating is available along the parade route, but if you want to watch the pre-parade performances and not worry about getting crowded out, you can buy grandstand tickets. Single-seat tickets are $35, but a $2 discount is being offered through Metro. Just use the code RUDOLPH when purchasing tickets.

The easiest way to get to the parade is on the Metro Red Line. Both Hollywood/Highland Station and Hollywood/Vine Station will put you right along the parade route.

Bus detours for the parade will be in effect from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on lines 2, 156, 180/181, 207, 210, 212, 217, and 222. Detours also will be in effect on 212, 217, 222 and 780 from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 to 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 in the vincinity of Hollywood Boulevard due to set-up and tear down of grandstands. Look for signs pointing to relocated stops. For more information on Metro bus detours, check Service Advisories or Twitter.