Stevie Wonder Named Hollywood Christmas Parade Grand Marshal
The award-winning singer-songwriter will headline the 83rd annual concert and event
What can you possibly do after winning an Oscar, a Golden Globe and 25 Grammy Awards? For Stevie Wonder, the answer is simple: headline the Hollywood Christmas Parade.
The musician on Wednesday was named Grand Marshal for the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, which takes place on Nov. 30 and is being televised nationally.
Jim Romanovich, president of worldwide entertainment for Associated Television International, calls Wonder "a true American icon who is arguably the most influential singer-songwriter of the last 50 years."
Presented by The City of Los Angeles and Associated Television International, the live event will begin with a concert. The parade will benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
The parade coverage will be hosted by Laura McKenzie (World's Funniest Moments), Dean Cain (VH1's Hit The Floor), Erik Estrada (World's Funniest Moments), and Montel Williams (The Montel Williams Show).
Every year the parade features thousands of participants, including celebrities from film and television, live musical performances, popular characters and novelties, and of course, Santa Claus.