BRANSON, Mo. – Triple platinum recording country artist Neal McCoy is among the host of celebrities in the Third Annual Holiday Promenade of Stars set to roll at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, on Highway 76 in Branson, Missouri.
McCoy joins Andy Williams, Tony Orlando, Cathy Rigby, Debby Boone, the Lennon Sisters, and Jimmy Osmond who will not only be in the parade but also take the stage in front of the Titanic Museum for a parade route performance.
Williams is serving as grand marshal and Osmond and Boone are serving as hosts for the television special being made during the 1.4 mile-long parade that ushers in the Christmas season in the entertainment tourist town. The parade route begins at White Water and ends at the Grand Village.
Along with Williams, Osmond, Boone, the Lennons, Orlando and Rigby as Peter Pan are Johnny Lonestar, Penny Gilley, Jeff Brandt, Clay Cooper, the Haygoods, Todd Oliver and Irving, and Jim Barber and Seville who will also be performing on stage. Also taking a turn are the Knudsen Brothers, also known as SIX; Showstoppers! from the Showboat Branson Belle; the “Spirit of Christmas” dancers; and the cast of “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol” from Silver Dollar City. The Baldknobbers, Blues Brothers from “Legends in Concert,” and the Branson High School Cheerleaders are also scheduled for stage appearances.
The television broadcast schedule is for Thanksgiving and Christmas day to an estimated 102 million plus households across the nation. In the Springfield/Branson area the parade special will be televised on KSFX Ozarks FOX. In Branson on the Vacation Channel it will be aired six times: Thanksgiving Day at 8 a.m., Nov. 27 at 8 p.m., Nov. 28 at 8 p.m., Nov. 29 at 8 a.m., Nov. 30 at 8 p.m., and Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. National broadcasts are on RFD TV and Retro Television Network (RTN). RFD TV is carried on several satellite and cable providers including over 625 independent cable operators to 42 million households and RTN is seen in 17 of the top 25 markets to more than 60 million households on nearly 100 stations in cities such as Pittsburg, Atlanta, Seattle, Orlando, St. Louis and Boston, according to Nielsen ratings.