The Chicago holiday season roars into gear with the 88th annual Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, which marches down the heart of downtown on State Street on November 23, 2023.
This free family-friendly event is highly anticipated because of the exciting showcase of talented performers from across the country and the joyful hallmarks of the start of the holiday season.
The parade will feature live performances by cultural groups including Ballet Folklorico Sones Mexicanos, Chicago Korean Dance Company and American Blues Theater.
The parade runs from 8-11 a.m. and also features marching bands, equestrian units, floats, acrobats, inflatables and a special guest from the North Pole.
Chicago Thanksgiving Parade
State Street from Ida B. Wells to Randolph Drive
November 23, 2023, 8-11 am