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Top 5 Thanksgiving Day Parades Around the Nation

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Chicago may be one of the coldest places during the winter season but it also is home to one of the best parades around – The Mcdonalds Thanksgiving Day Parade. “It marches down State Street from Congress to Randolph beginning at 8 a.m. with the crew, including elephants from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey leading the way,” shares travelchannel.com.

This year’s line-up includes talented marching bands from across varies states, floats such as the McDonald’s Flatbed Shoe Float, the Chicago Park District float, Santa’s Village Azoosment Park float, and more! “The McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade is more than just a collection of balloons, bands and floats marching up State Street. It symbolizes a tradition of family celebration,” shares its website.

3. America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade (Plymouth, Mass.)

America's Hometown Parade

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Looking for a downhome, traditional Thanksgiving Day parade? Then America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth, Mass. is just the ticket. “The parade is ranked the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation by AOL. It features beautifully decorated floats, nationally recognized Drum and Bugle Corps, re-enactment units from every period of American history and military marching units,” shares its website.

There’s no better place to take in a Thanksgiving parade then the place where the holiday originated, according to travelchannel.com, “This is one of America’s only historically accurate chronological parades, visually bringing to life America’s rich heritage representing each century from the 17th through the 21st,” shares its website.

The bugle corps honoring those who served, the marching bands, historical reenactments taking you back through America’s colonial history days, vintage cars, and beautiful floats all take you along a one-of-kind journey while celebrating the start of the holiday season with a traditional Thanksgiving Day Parade you won’t soon forget. Unlike most, this parade takes place Saturday, November 18, 2017.

4. America’s Thanksgiving Parade (Detroit)

America's Thanksgiving Parade
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