Whether in person or from the couch these 7 Thanksgiving parades will not disappoint. Grab the family, bundle up and hit the streets.
America’s Thanksgiving Parade – Detroit, Michigan
Catch one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated parades in the country. Learn more at theparade.org.
McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade – Chicago, Illinois
Watch the colorful procession makes its way up State Street at this all-ages event. Learn more at chicagofestivals.org.
ABC IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Now in its 94th year, the annual Thanksgiving Day parade promises massive floats and giant balloons, local performers from choirs, dance groups, marching bands and Santa himself. So bundle up, grab the kids or a group of friends and head out for an early holiday treat. Learn more and check out the interactive map at visitphilly.com.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York, New York
Join more than 3.5 million people in the streets of Manhattan as 1,500 cheerleaders and dancers, 1,000 clowns, almost 30 floats and 12 marching bands parade by. Can’t make it to New York? Watch from the comfort of your own home. Learn more at nyctourist.com
Carolinas’ Carrousel Thanksgiving Day Parade – Charlotte, North Carolina
Kick-off the holiday season with a tradition that has been a part of Thanksgiving for generations. Children catch the magic of the season as they watch their favorite characters and songs come to life on the street. Even adults admit that it’s hard not to smile with the promise of the holiday. Learn more at charlottecentercity.org.
UBS Parade Spectacular – Stamford, Connecticut
Stamford’s annual holiday balloon parade has become one of the largest events of its kind in the country, with giant helium balloons floating through downtown. Learn more at stamford-downtown.com.
Houston on Parade – Houston, Texas
Grab lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic and setup with curbside along the route for a morning of fun and floats. Learn more at houstontx.gov.
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