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Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade

Annual parade celebrating the spirit of giving and the city of Chicago.

Where grateful hearts gather. 

It’s turkey time! The Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holiday season with a fun-filled morning in the heart of downtown Chicago.

The parade takes over Chicago’s iconic State Street in the Loop on Thanksgiving morning. Watch the colorful procession make its way up State from Ida B. Well Drive to Randolph Street.

Originating in the 1930s, when it was called the Christmas Caravan, the parade was created to help lift the spirits of those suffering through the Great Depression. It continues to raise spirits to this day.


Tickets for VIP access to the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade are $60.

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Event Date

  • November 24, 2022
  • 8:00AM - 11:00AM


State Street


Ida B. Wells to Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601