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Originally created to lift spirits during the Great Depression, the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade celebrates its 89th year by featuring a variety of entertainment including staged performances, marching bands, equestrian groups, floats and more along a half-mile route.
Co-hosts Jen Lilley and Jesse Hutch will be joined by honored guests including avery r. young, Chicago’s poet laureate.
Chicago Thanksgiving Parade: When and Where
When: 8-11 a.m. Thursday
Route: State Street from Ida B. Wells Drive north to Randolph Street
Helium-filled balloons are back: Watch them “limbo” underneath the “L” tracks near Harold Washington Library Center.
Expect a dry, partly sunny day Thursday with highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 30s and 20s.
Source: Chicago Thanksgiving Parade