THANK YOU

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, performers, vendors and everyone who was a part of the 82nd McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade!  Truly, you help make this Chicago’s Parade! See you next Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 24, 2016!

Photos and video coming soon!


Watch on WGN

Each year the McDonald’s® Thanksgiving Parade LIVE on Chicago’s Very Own WGN Channel 9, WGN America or live streaming on wgntv.com!

Making Chicago's Parade

Go behind the scenes of this year’s parade with our own podcast!

Individual Sponsorships

Support Chicago and enjoy the parade from the VIP Section!

Corporate Sponsorships

Support Chicago by supporting its Parade! From millions watching to the thousands supporting, help Chicago stand out and put its best foot forward this Thanksgiving!


Be a Sponsor

By becoming a sponsor, you help bring three hours of free family entertainment to millions around the world.  At the same time, you are also showcase your brand to those same millions.

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Be a Participant

We are looking for the best entertainment to showcase their talents on State Street this Thanksgiving.  Do you have what it takes?  Then apply now to be in the 2016 parade.

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Be a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Chicago’s Parade.  Help us put on this holiday tradition by applying to be a balloon handler, banner carrier, block marshal or one of our other volunteer roles.  No matter your interests, we have the position perfect for you.

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Help showcase Chicago’s Parade!  
Use the hashtag #ChicagosParade and see your Instagram photo below…