Hollywood Candy Cane Parade Hits the Streets Tonight

People dressed up for christmas

Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit like Hollywood’s Candy Cane Parade. The annual celebration features dozens of floats, marching bands, and revelry. Thousands of young spectators will catch as much candy as they can hold from parade participants, who are eager to share their loot.

The Candy Cane Parade on Hollywood Beach is one of the longest-running holiday parades in the country. It started back in the mid-1950s by a group of Hollywood merchants as a way to draw patrons to their shops and businesses. 

Today the parade features dozens of lighted floats and vehicles with parade participants tossing out candy canes and starlight mints all along the parade route to the thousands of spectators who line the Broadwalk.

The parade begins on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk at Scott Street and heads south to Harrison Street. Complimentary bleacher seating will be available at various locations along the parade route from Garfield Street to Polk Street.

The hosts and emcees of the event will be stationed at Charnow Park at Garfield Street and at the Hollywood Beach Theatre at Johnson Street. 2021 will mark the 64th annual parade. Perhaps the biggest draw of the night is the very last float, featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus!