The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade returns to the streets of the city for the 2021 holiday, the parade organizers said.
Chicago’s free Thanksgiving Parade, which turns 87 this year, begins Thursday, November 25th at 8:00 a.m. on the corner of State Street and Ida B. Wells Drive and heads north on State Street to Randolph Street.
“Highlights of the parade include the popular Teddy Turkey mascot and Santa Claus himself, as well as a great collection of diverse and engaging groups,” said the parade organizers.
Parade visitors can expect marching bands, floats, staged theater performances and riding groups. Groups include Look America’s Clogging All * Stars, Chesterton High School Show Choir, Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, Chicago Wheel Jam by Cirques Experience, Marist High School Marching Band, and the Windy City Ghostbusters.
For information on how to remotely watch the parade, visit the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade website.
The 2020 parade was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, organizers announced that Randolph Street Market will return to the Magnificent Mile at 830 N. Michigan Ave after a two-year hiatus with three Christmas market weekends. The market takes place on December 4th and 5th, December 11th and 12th and December 18th and 19th selling a mix of vintage and modern housewares, fashion, jewelry and more. Admission is $ 10 for general admission or $ 25 for a three-weekend pass.