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McDonald's 76th Thanksgiving Day Parade on State Street is coming, are you?

Message from Montie

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On my way to Commonground's 40 Under 40 event, I met a friend at Macy's and decided to check out some new fragrances. On my way to Macy's at 111 N. State St., all I saw were signs everywhere about this Thanksgiving Day parade coming Thursday, Nov. 26.


The parade is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and it'll include various bands, the McDonald's crew and undisclosed celebrities. The length of the parade will be from Congress Parkway to Randolph Street.


I don't know why I've never stopped through to see this parade even though this is the 76th anniversary parade of McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago. WGN-TV will be broadcasting the parade live. I think I'll check it out this year if it's not too cold. If you've been to the parade, did you enjoy yourself? Are you going this year?



For more info on the parade, visit

And don't forget that the queen is coming! Queen Latifah will be at Macy's at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28.



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SKG said:

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The parade yesterday was awesome. I had never come down to watch the parade, but yesterday my riding group, the Kane County Mounted Rangers rode the parade. What an awesome experience. I cannot wait to do it again next year. The crowd was great and the parade was very well organized. I taped the parade and will watch it in it's entirety this weekend. Well worth the effort.

Message from Montie said:


Thanks so much for checking in and posting. Unfortunately I didn't make it. When I woke up, I started cooking and watching "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "Peanuts: The Mayflower Voyagers." A mix of that and I was completely sidetracked. I do wish I'd have taped it. My intentions are to make it next year. Was it really crowded even though it was cold?

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