McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade

November 26, 2009 From the Angel Drill Team to Zing Zang Zoom by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey,

Parade highlights include: 70' tall inflatable balloons, majestic marching bands and equestrian units, spectacular seasonal floats and high-energy song and dance

WHO: Some 425,000 spectators are expected to commemorate the Thanksgiving Day holiday by gathering on State Street to witness…

WHAT: the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade, including 12 giant inflatable balloons (depicting such popular characters as Bob the Builder, Bullwinkle J. Moose, and Curious George), 35 marching bands and equestrian units from around the country, 45 seasonal floats and specialty units - many representing Chicago's diverse cultural mix, plus local & national celebrities and honored guests…. along with thousands of volunteers who make it happen!

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