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Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Chicago is getting ready for the busy upcoming holiday season and it’s time for you to start preparing as well! Start a new family tradition and spend Thanksgiving this year at the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. Full of vibrant entertainment and holiday spirit, this parade could make for an unforgettable Thanksgiving holiday!


What’s Happening

If you’re ready to create unforgettable memories and new traditions this holiday season, then the 2018 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade should be in your itinerary. The parade is held on (surprise) Thanksgiving, Nov 22 and is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Throughout the parade you’ll have the chance to witness unbelievable dance and marching band performances, along with massive balloons and floats. Aside from entertainment, expect to see lots of animals and celebrity appearances. In the past, Mike McLintock from The Hangover and Emma Kenney from Shameless made parade appearances. The parade route starts at State Street and then travels from Congress to Randolph Street. Take a look at photos from last year and more details for this year’s parade on the official Chicago Thanksgiving Parade website.


VIP: Very Important Parade-goer

If you want to enjoy the annual parade, free of charge, you’ll want to arrive on the scene no later than 7 a.m. But, for the absolute best view, you can reserve a seat in the VIP Television Zone. Tickets to this area are limited, selling at $60 per person. Here’s what’s included:

  • Special parade-side bleacher seats
  • Exclusive views of staged performances (that only appear on television)
  • Private restrooms
  • Food and beverage for purchase

Stay at Majestic Hotel   

We’ll admit, it doesn’t take a genius to see that Chicago is at its busiest during the holiday season. So, don’t wait too long to reserve your stay at a nearby hotel! And if you’re looking for a hotel near the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, look no further than the Majestic Hotel. Its comfortable charm and delightful atmosphere will make you feel right at home after a long day of parade festivities.


The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade will be lining up sooner than you think! Be a part of this celebratory tradition and head to Chicago on Nov 22. And as you plan your holiday festivities, don’t forget to book a few nights in a hotel near the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, like Majestic Hotel.


Chicago Thanksgiving Parade
Where: State Street, from Congress to Randolph
When: November 22 | 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Cost: $0 – $60

Majestic Hotel
This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499

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