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Elizabeth Gillies to Kick Off Childrens Holiday Parade Dallas December 1, 2012

'Tis the Season to Celebrate at the 25th Annual Parade

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Elizabeth Gillies to Kick Off Childrens Holiday Parade Dallas December 1, 2012

Elizabeth Gillies from "Victorious"

Courtesy of Children's Medical Center Parade
Elizabeth Gillies will kick off the 2012 Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade in downtown Dallas. The 25th annual holiday parade is set for Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10 a.m.

The talented singer and actress stars as "Jade" on the new Nickelodeon show Victorious. Jade is a gifted diva who rules Hollywood Arts High School and feels threatened by any competition -- especially from the show's star "Tory" (Victoria Justice).

Parade Details and New Parade Route

The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 1 with a new parade route. The 2012 parade boasts a new route starting at City Hall and ending just past The Adolphus Hotel. For more information about the parade, including ticket information for bleacher seating, visit Children’s Holiday Parade.

The event is free and open to the public. A limited number of bleacher seat tickets are available. The bleachers are positioned along Commerce Street and City Hall Plaza starting at $25. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the medical center. Purchase tickets at online. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Children's Medical Center.

For those not purchasing reserved tickets, sidewalk seating is available along the parade route, and officials recommend arriving before 7 a.m. to secure a good spot. An estimated 350,000 attend the annual event. Take DART to get downtown if at all possible.

The Parade Includes:

  • Elizabeth Gillies
  • Marching Bands
  • Spectacular floats
  • Giant inflatable balloons
  • Santa Claus
  • Social Media

    Be sure to follow the parade on Twitter at @childrenstheone. Use the hash tag #Parade25 when tweeting parade updates and photos!

    For more information on Children's Medical Center

    The private, not-for-profit Children's Medical Center is the fifth-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country, with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. Children’s was the state’s first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For about the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade, including route information, visit Children's Medical Center.

    More on Elizabeth Gillies

    Gillies spent her summers attending theatre camp and her time after school taking dance, voice and acting lessons. After playing the role of Lucy in a regional production of the musical comedy 13, Gillies was cast in the same role for 13’s Broadway debut. She starred in the Broadway musical for four months alongside her Victorious co-star Ariana Grande. Her other stage credits include American Girl Revue, Annie, Charlie Brown, Once on This Island, Sweet Charity and Into the Woods. On television, Gillies had a recurring role on the drama The Black Donnellys and starred in the pilot Locker 514 for Cartoon Network. Gillies appeared in the movie The Clique and the comedy Harold opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ally Sheedy.

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