Popular Thanksgiving Parades in America

1. New York, New York

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most popular Parades. Over 3 million viewers come to the streets of New York to watch the great show. Millions gather around their television sets to capture magic of Macy’s on this day. Macy’s decorated with jumbo size balloons, the festive floats, and several other clowns and characters. The parade starts at 77th Street and Central Park West at around 9 a.m. and ends at 34th Street and 7th Avenue.

2. Chicago, Illinois

In Chicago, The McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade is one of the most famous parades. The marches start at 8 a.m from the State Street from Congress to Randolph with all crew members which include elephants from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey who leads the way. Huge helium balloons shows children much loved character such as Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Kermit. Above all the Ronald McDonald himself walks around the route with several other clowns.

3. Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plymouth, MA is the city where Thanksgiving first originated. Celebrating Thanksgiving in its hometown is really great. Here the fun started on the weekend before the actual Thanksgiving Day.  Honors offered for the Pilgrims and earliest American settlers. The parade started from Plymouth’s waterfront area at 10:30 a.m.

4. Detroit, Michigan

Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Detroit starts early on the Thanksgiving morning. The parade starts from the Woodward Avenue at Mack around 9:20 a.m. and it marches on to Congress. It displays colorful exhibits of art and talents. Huge helium balloons, decorated floats are all over.  Characters of funny animals, clowns, are big hit among children.

5. Houston, Texas

In Houston, the annual H-E-B Holiday Parade has been celebrated for more than 60 years now. The parades start at 9 a.m. on the morning of Thanksgiving and marches all around the Houston downtown with marching bands, decorated floats, and the cheerleaders. It attracts huge number of spectators on the streets downtown Houston.

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