David Archuleta Performs for Children’s Hospital

American pop singer-songwriter David Archuleta kicked off the holiday season in Dallas by taking part in a 22-year tradition, the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade.

Archuleta contributed to the parade by singing a special number while riding on the ‘Sounds of the Season’ float.

The Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade, presented by Capital One Bank, is an annual holiday tradition for families. Archuleta was chosen to lead this year’s parade with five special Grand Marshals – featured patients from Children’s.

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It also included music performances, giant inflatable balloons, high-stepping marching bands and dazzling decorated floats.

The parade aired live Saturday on Dallas ABC affiliate, WFAA-TV. Additionally, more than 350 television stations in 159 markets will air the parade in syndication throughout the holiday season, says Children’s Medical Center.

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Before the parade, Archuleta visited Children’s Medical Center with Miss America and several costumed characters (including: Amanda Panda, Max the Bunny and Lilly). It is said he brought smiles to little faces all over the hospital.

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“It was a pleasure to stop by and visit with the children at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Being a patient at a hospital can be really tough, especially during the holiday season. Spending time with these kids is a simple way to help and there is nothing like seeing a smile on their faces,” said Archuleta.

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On Friday, Archuleta wowed audiences with a special holiday concert at the Majestic Theater in Dallas presented by 103.7 Lite FM. Proceeds from the concert went to Children’s Medical Center.

Children’s Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, pediatric healthcare provider in the U.S. with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites.

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  • Sosie

    Good luck to all those children facing hard times having to deal with medical/health issues. I am happy to know this young artist, David Archuleta, understands the importance of giving back to society and is genuinely caring for others less fortunate. Hope they raised a lot of funds. Thanks for the article.

  • Mia

    David Archuleta has been participating C x m in charity events ever since he was little and before anyone’s ever heard of him. He loves to be able to share and help others in any way possible. Congrats to the children’s hospital for a successful fund raising and glad David was a part of this worthy cause.