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

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Shamontiel is the author of two novels: "Change for a Twenty" and "Round Trip." Check her out at shamontiel.com.

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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?

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For more info on the parade, visit http://www.chicagofestivals.org/.

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:

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SKG,
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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