When: Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: State Street from Congress to Randolph Drive.
Bundle up and watch big balloons, bands, and floats roll down State Street. This years Grand Marshall is Ronald McDonald.
Watch on TV
Or stay home and tune in on Chicago’s Very Own WGN Channel 9 or live streaming on wgntv.com.
About the Parade
Originally called the Christmas Caravan in the 1930s, the Parade was created in 1934 to help lift the spirits of residents suffering though the Great Depression. Since then, it has developed into a full-scale spectacle celebrating the holiday season.
What once started out as an attempt to boost Chicago’s economy has evolved into a cherished tradition for Chicagoans and Americans alike. The Parade includes performers and special guests representing every part of the country as well as representing many cultures from around the world. Over 20 different cultures were represented in the 2015 parade.