• McDonald's
  • WGN
  • WGN America
  • Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Become a Sponsor!

Hello, my name is Phil Purevich, Executive Director of the Chicago Festival Association.  Our non-profit organization has the honor of producing one of Chicago's finest community events, the McDonald's® Thanksgiving Parade.  This parade is a holiday tradition, dating back to when it was known as the State Street Christmas Caravan in 1934.  The parade is also becoming a tradition in households across the nation, as the parade has been available nationally since 2002.

This parade is truly a community event.  The parade is organized and ran by hard-working volunteers from the community.  Our performance groups are made up of inspiring individuals, some that you may have seen at your grocery store.  Our audience consists of the same folks that you may see down the street, around the corner or across town. 

This is truly Chicago's parade, exhibited for the entire country to see.


We are currently offering sponsorship opportunities to assist us with the production of this event, which allows us to continue to bring FREE first-class entertainment to millions of Chicagoans (let alone millions across the nation).  With the economy still being in flux, you can still demonstrate your corporate responsibility by creating smiles and lifting the spirits of the community in which we work, live, and play.

A sponsorship with the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade is also a marketing investment, as well as, an investment in our community.  Our sponsorships provide significant, quantifiable returns in term of exposure and public relations.  Varying levels of sponsorships are available that will reach across multiple advertising platforms.  Our reach is nationwide, as we are one of only three parades to be broadcasted, in its entirety, to a nationwide audience.

To learn more about sponsorships, please read about available benefits that comprise each sponsorship.  You can access that information by clicking here.

Thank you for your time and consideration in helping to create millions of smiles in Chicago and across the country!

For more information, please contact me at 312-235-2216 or at Philip.Purevich@chicagofestivals.org.



To become a sponsor, please contact:

Phil Purevich
Executive Director