Routes, Closures, and More: What You Need to Know About Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade


Chicago’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade is just around the corner, kicking off the holiday downtown with balloons, floats, music and more.

This year’s parade will begin at 8:45 am on Thanksgiving morning, November 24, at the intersection of State Street and Ida B. Wells Drive, and will be broadcast live on CW26 at 8:00 am.

The event is scheduled to last until 11:00 am, heading north along State Street from Ida B. Wells Drive to Randolph Street.

The parade features over 80 balloons, floats, award-winning marching bands and other performance groups.

Areas from Roosevelt Road to Wacker Drive and Wells Street to Michigan Avenue will be affected by the event, with parking restrictions and intermittent road closures from 5am to 2pm.

City officials are encouraging spectators of tomorrow’s parade to use public transportation to and from the event.

Click here for details of the parade here.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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