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The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade is one of the largest parades taking place on Thanksgiving day each year in the United States.

Currently officially known as the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade due to the association with the current sponsor the parade has been taking place on the city's famous State Street since back in 1934, and has continued to grow over the years, supported by a variety of different sponsors.
 
Particular features of this parade include large helium filled balloons that lead off the parade, most notable that of official parade mascot Teddy Turkey.

The parade also includes marching bands, dance groups, local sports teams, equestrian groups and around 100 floats. Movie fans might remember this parade from it's appearance as the State Street Thanksgiving Parade in the Nicolas Cage film The Weather Man.

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Nov 22, 2018


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