America's Children's Holiday Parade is one of most unique parades of its kind in the country. The 2012 parade will feature a cast of characters from PBS KIDS, popular children's storybooks, movies and programs. The parade will also feature colorful floats, terrific marching bands, giant balloons, and entertaining performance groups. Over 100,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Oakland to view this event live. The 2012 parade will be hosted by Claudine Wong and Dave Clark of KTVU-FOX 2 and a yet to be announced special guest host. This year's parade will feature many children's favorite stars including Garfield, Odie, Clifford, Strawberry Shortcake, the Peanuts Gang, Curious George and many more.