Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade returns for the 2021 vacation – NBC Chicago


The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade returns to the city streets for the 2021 holidays, parade organizers said.

Chicago’s free Thanksgiving Parade, which turns 87 this year, kicks off at 8 a.m. on Thursday, November 25, from the corner of State Street and Ida B. Wells Drive and heads north on State Street to Randolph Street.

“Highlights of the parade include beloved mascot Teddy Turkey and Santa himself, as well as a large collection of diverse and captivating groups,” parade organizers said.

Parade spectators can expect marching bands, floats, theatrical performances and equestrian groups. Some of the groups include Look America’s Clogging All * Stars, Chesterton High School Show Choir, Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, Chicago Wheel Jam by Cirques Experience, Marist High School Marching Band and the Windy City Ghostbusters.

To find out how to watch the parade from a distance, visit the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade website.

The 2020 parade has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Additionally, organizers announced that Randolph Street Market will return to the Magnificent Mile after a two-year hiatus with three Holiday Market weekends at 830 N. Michigan Ave. The market will be held on December 4 and 5, 11 and 12 and 18 and 19 to sell a mix of vintage and modern housewares, fashion, jewelry and more. The price of admission is $ 10 for general admission or $ 25 for a three weekend pass.


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