Ring in your holiday season with the 2017 McDonald?s Thanksgiving Parade! Enjoy gigantic balloons, the nation?s finest marching bands, majestic horses, festive floats, incredible performance groups, celebrities, and even an appearance from Ronald McDonald ® and Santa Claus! The parade starts at 8:00am Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23 on State Street in downtown Chicago. Individual Sponsorships for the VIP Experience are available at www.chicagofestivals.org. Can?t make it down to State Street? Enjoy #ChicagosParade at home by watching the live broadcast on WGN 9 Chicago or WGN America.