Photos: Christmas returns to Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, CA - November 28 2021: A four-story high pirate makes its way down Hollywood Blvd. at the 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 in Hollywood, CA. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times
A four-story pirate makes its way down Hollywood Boulevard at the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

The Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing marching bands, floats, balloons and celebrities including Danny Trejo and Tom Arnold to a 3.2-mile route in Hollywood.

Santa Claus waits backstage
Santa Claus waits backstage for his turn on the red carpet at Sunday's Hollywood Christmas parade. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Army Rangers set up a four-story "Nutcracker" parade float on the red carpet
Army Rangers set up a parade float based on "The Nutcracker." (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Host Erik Estrada shares a laugh backstage
Host Erik Estrada shares a laugh backstage at the Christmas parade Sunday night. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums march on the red carpet
Performers with Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums march at Sunday's parade. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A T-Rex balloon floats down Hollywood Boulevard
Members of the Civil Air Patrol lead an inflatable T-Rex down Hollywood Boulevard at the Christmas parade Sunday. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Actor Danny Trejo greets fans at the 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas parade
Actor Danny Trejo greets fans at the Hollywood Christmas parade. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Friends from Argentina watch the 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas parade
Friends from Argentina watch the Hollywood Christmas parade on Sunday. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
PAVA World Traditional Korean Band performs on the red carpet
The PAVA World Traditional Korean Band performs at Sunday's Christmas parade in Hollywood. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Paradegoers watch a marching troupe
Paradegoers watch a troupe march by at Sunday's Christmas celebration in Hollywood. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A young boy dressed as Robin rides in a Batmobile at the Christmas parade
A young boy dressed as Robin rides in a Batmobile at the Christmas parade Sunday. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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