Celebrate a Holiday Tradition at the 2016 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Downtown Chicago

November 17, 2016     Mark Lew    

McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, a brilliant, family occasion pulling in a huge number of observers, celebrates 83 years of Chicago occasion custom. Loveable character inflatables, best walking groups from the nation over, merry buoys, social gatherings, showy exhibitions, equestrian gatherings, and superstar visitors, in addition to over a thousand devoted volunteers, all walking through the Circle, make the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade a yearly festival for the entire family. For those not in Chicago, the parade is broadly communicate, live, on WGN America. The 2016 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade happens LIVE on State Road between Congress Turnpike and Randolph Road in downtown Chicago on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. (CST).

Chicago-conceived Matt Walsh of HBO’s Veep will fill in as the Amazing Marshal of the current year’s Parade. Walsh will be joined by comic, Sebastian Maniscalco, Emma Kenney from Showtime’s Improper and Dante Cocoa from Fox’s new Deadly Weapon. Coming back to the parade will be Northbrook’s own particular Yuri Sardarov from the television hit arrangement Chicago Fire and gourmet specialist, restauranteur, and Best Culinary expert host/judge Graham Elliot.

McDonald’s Proprietor/Administrators of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, the title supporter of the parade, will likewise introduce the McDonald’s People group Fire Truck, the Jesse White Tumbling Group, the Ronald McDonald Mind Portable in Association with Promoter Kids’ Clinic, Hinsdale South Secondary School Walking Band, Lake Zurich Secondary School Walking Band, The Hiplet Ballet performers of CMDC, Michigan City Soul Steppers Bore Group and Ronald McDonald and his Enormous Red Shoe. The Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Administrators are likewise introducing the Storeroom in a hurry.

Initially called the Christmas Convoy in the 1930s, the Parade was made in 1934 to help lift the spirits of inhabitants enduring the Incomparable Discouragement. From that point forward, it has formed into a full-scale exhibition that praises the Christmas season. What once began as an endeavor to lift Chicago’s economy has advanced into a valued occasion convention for Chicagoans and Americans alike. More than sixteen unique nations will impart their enhanced conventions to Chicago’s Parade this Thanksgiving morning. The sights on State Road allow the group of onlookers to venture to the far corners of the planet and grasp different customs, all without leaving downtown Chicago


WGN 9 Chicago show the Parade live and in superior quality from 8 to 11 a.m. (CST) Thursday, November 24. WGN America likewise communicates the Parade across the country, building up it as one of just a couple of first class parades in the nation to be secured live, completely, on a national transmission. The Parade streams live online at www.wgntv.com and CLTV rebroadcasts the parade from 1 to 4 p.m.


McDonald’s Proprietor/Administrators of Chicago and Northwest Indiana speak to more than 100 franchisees and almost 500 eateries all through the more prominent Chicagoland district, including stores as far north as Gurnee, west as Marengo, south as Watseka and east to Northwest Indiana. MOCNI oversees and encourages all promoting, sports, group relations, instructive and altruistic projects all through the locale, and is in charge of executing and keeping up consistency at each Chicagoland eatery.

Visit MOCNI on Instagram and Twitter – @McD_Chicago

The McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade happens no matter what, Thursday, November 24, from 8 to 11 a.m., on State Road, in Chicago. For more data about the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, visit Chicago Celebration Affiliation online at www.chicagofestivals.org

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