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How to Watch ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade’ Online – Live Stream the Show

Written by Gabriela Vatu
Last updated November 26, 2019

Thanksgiving is not far, which means that the Christmas celebration start isn't too far either. The Hollywood Christmas Parade is happening soon, and we intend to watch the whole thing online.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade kicked off in 1928 and has taken place in most years since then, with the exception of World War II. The event follows a three and a half-mile route along Hollywood Boulevard and returns on Sunset Boulevard, featuring various celebrities and impressive floats. The whole thing is concluded with Santa Claus making an appearance.

Before it was called the Hollywood Christmas Parade, it was also known as the Hollywood Santa Parade or the Santa Claus Lane Parade. This year, the grand marshall of the event will be Mario Lopez, whom you know from Saved by the Bell, and many other shows. So far, the list of performers includes Bret Michaels, legendary Dionne Warwick, and many others.

When and Where to Watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade?

The 88th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will be broadcast by the CW at 8 PM. Even though the parade is actually organized the Sunday after Thanksgiving, The CW will televise it all on December 13th.

How Can I Live Stream the Hollywood Christmas Parade?

As mentioned, the event won't actually be broadcast live, but it will be recorded, and you'll be able to watch it on The CW on the 13th of December. Since we already do most of everything online, we are planning to watch the whole thing online as well. In order to watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade online, we think it's best if you subscribe to fuboTV, which is one of the platforms that feature The CW. Start your 7-day free trial on fuboTV today! There is only one bundle of channels on fuboTV, and it does feature The CW.

If you want more content, you can add a bunch of channel packs and premium networks. There's a fuboTV app for most of your devices so you can get it on Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Chromecast, Roku, and Samsung Smart TVs. (Note: The CW is a channel that is broadcast through local stations, which means that you may not be able to enjoy it even when using a live TV platform if you live in an area with no coverage. You can fix this problem by using a VPN to connect to a server that is located in a city where The CW is available. Click here to learn how you can use the VPN.)

Here's how you can start your 7-day free trial on fuboTV so you can watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade:

Other Ways to Watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade on The CW

YouTube TV - We also have YouTube TV on the list because it's one of the great platforms that carry The CW. The channel is present in the main bundle, and you can enjoy the show. If you want, you can add a bunch of premium networks, but there are no channel packs available. You should know that all subscribers on YouTube TV can enjoy unlimited Cloud DVR storage space and watching content on up to three devices at once, at no additional cost.

How Can I Watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade Outside of the United States?

If you'll be traveling outside of the United States when the show airs, you will be able to watch it if you get creative. What we mean by this is that you will need a VPN. Any live TV platform or streaming service in the United States is geo-blocked, so if you want to access any of the content that they have to offer, you will need to use a VPN to change your IP address. We can recommend ExpressVPN for the job because it has thousands of servers across the world, including dozens in the United States, and some really great privacy features to keep your data safe.

Here's what you have to do to use ExpressVPN so you can enjoy watching Hollywood Christmas Parade anywhere you may be:

Can I Watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade on The CW Website?

Unfortunately, there's no live stream for you to access on The CW website. Therefore, you will have to choose either fuboTV or YouTube TV, so you can watch wherever you may be.

Can I Watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade With a TV Antenna?

The CW joins a limited list of channels that continue to broadcast over-the-air. This means that you will be able to watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade with a TV antenna. These devices are quite popular with cord-cutters, and rightfully so because they are cheap to purchase and they provide people with access to dozens of channels for free.

We do suggest you visit a site such as NoCable before making any purchase because it will tell you exactly which channels are available in your location over-the-air. If The CW is there, you can also check to see how far the other broadcast stations are, and this will help you figure out what range you need your device to have. Make sure to check the devices we suggested above, to see if any of them have the range you need and other features you may enjoy.

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