first_imgContinuing a holiday tradition, more than 250,000 people are expected to turn out today for the new Hollywood Santa Parade. With the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce abandoning its sponsorship of the annual parade, city government has stepped in to back a scaled-down version of the parade along Hollywood Boulevard. Bob Barker, the longtime host of “The Price is Right,” is serving as grand marshal, and, in addition to traditional holiday greetings, he will be urging residents to spay or neuter their pets. Among others expected to participate are cast members from “Dancing with the Stars,” “Wicked” and “High School Musical.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThere is no charge to attend the parade, although grandstand seats cost $35. A number of streets in the area will be closed during the event, and Los Angeles police officials said they will strictly enforce parking restrictions. Today there will be no parking on Franklin Avenue between La Brea Avenue and Vine Street, Yucca Street between Gower Street and Highland Avenue, Hollywood Boulevard between Formosa Avenue and Western Avenue, and Hawthorne Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue. Also, there will be no parking on Selma Avenue between Gower Street and Highland, Lanewood Avenue between Orange Drive and La Brea Avenue, Sunset Boulevard between Western Avenue and Formosa Avenue, De Longpre Avenue between Gower Street and La Brea Avenue, Fountain Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue, Fountain Avenue between Bronson Avenue and Cahuenga Avenue, Lexington Avenue between Highland Avenue and La Brea Avenue, Santa Monica Boulevard between Hobart Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, and Melrose Avenue between Western Avenue and Highland Avenue. Other streets in the area will also be affected, and drivers are urged to look for street signs limiting parking.last_img read more