The countdown to Days of our Lives' 50th anniversary has officially begun -- and the iconic NBC soap will be feted at this year's 83rd annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.
The event, to take place on Sunday, November 20, will feature Days of our Lives cast members Deidre Hall, Kristian Alfonso, Suzanne Rogers, Galen Gering, Lauren Koslow, Peggy McCay, Joseph Mascolo, Greg Vaughan, Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth-Hayes, John Aniston, Shawn Christian, Arianne Zucker, Eric Martsolf, Kate Mansi, Guy Wilson, True O'Brien, Drake Hogestyn, Jen Lilley, Mary Beth Evans, Bryan Dattilo, Casey Moss, Billy Flynn, Molly Burnett, Meredith Scott Lynn, Aloma Wright, and Christopher Sean.
The cast will make their way through the parade route in a presentation featuring the show's new 50th anniversary logo. The cast members will then be greeted by parade hosts Laura McKenzie and Erik Estrada and presented with a special honor for its long-standing success.
"What better way to start the countdown to Days of our Lives' 50th anniversary on NBC than to be part of the iconic Hollywood Christmas Parade? We look forward to celebrating this holiday season with viewers across the country," DAYS co-executive producer Greg Meng said of the celebration.
"Days of our Lives' is an incredible success story and has been such an influential show to audiences over the years," added Jim Romanovich, President of Worldwide Media for Associated Television International. "It is, and continues to be, the cornerstone of NBC daytime programming. As fans of the show, we are thrilled to give them the tribute they deserve in this prestigious event."
The Hollywood Christmas Parade will be broadcast on the Hallmark Channel on Wednesday, December 10, at 4PM, and again on Friday, December 19, at 5PM on the Hallmark Movie Channel. It will be broadcast on an additional 375 stations around the country beginning December 19. For a list of those stations and their broadcast schedules, visit the parade's official web site.
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