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The McDonald's® Thanksgiving Parade, now in its 80th year, features Santa Claus, Ronald McDonald and a cast of thousands! Find a spot early along State Street so you can see everyone march on Thanksgiving Day. This year's Grand Marshal is TV and movie star Drew Sidora.
The parade features:
Photo credit: Chicago Festival Association
- Marching bands
- Gigantic inflatable helium balloons
- Talented entertainers
- Decorative floats dispensing holiday cheer
- Fun fact: it's the only parade in Chicago to feature inflatable balloons every year