Best Hotels Near Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

One of the nation’s biggest and best-known holiday parades will shortly be going down along the iconic corridor of State Street, and you won’t find a better place to stay for the spectacle than Hotel Chicago.

We’re referring, of course, to the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. Millions tune in to watch “Chicago’s Grand Holiday Tradition” in its live television broadcast, but there’s something extra-special about attending in person, and our Marriott Bonvoy Autograph Collection hotel in River North’s Marina City complex puts you conveniently near the parade route for doing just that.

The 2023 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

As always, the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade this year will take place on Thanksgiving morning: from 8 to 11 AM on Thursday, November 23rd.

The parade steps off at State Street and Ida B. Wells Street northward on State to its end point at Randolph Street.

Giant helium and cold-air balloons preside over the procession, with this year’s showstopper inflatables including such iconic characters as Kermit the Frog, the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and Garfield. A Chicago Thanksgiving Parade highlight is the “balloon limbo” that takes place beneath the “L” at the Harold Washington Library.

The parade will also feature marching bands, equestrian groups, floats, and on-the-go multicultural showcases that celebrate the Windy City’s wonderfully diverse makeup and history.

Choose Hotel Chicago for Your Luxury Accommodations for the 2023 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

“Chicago’s Grand Holiday Tradition” dates back to the 1934 Christmas Caravan, and it’s certainly one of the great holiday events in the country. If you’ve watched for years on TV and have always dreamed of having front-row seats along State Street, why not make this the Thanksgiving you see it go down in person?

With an Autograph Collection guest room or suite at Hotel Chicago, you’ll be nicely situated with regard to the parade route: basically just across the Chicago River. And you’ll get to enjoy our well-appointed accommodations, varied on-site amenities (including eateries and entertainment), and pitch-perfect hospitality for a Thanksgiving stay in one of the finest cities in the world!

Turkey Day will be here before you know it, so now’s the time to lock down your room or suite with us here in Hotel Chicago for the 2023 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade on State Street. We’d love to host you for the occasion! And we’ll also take the opportunity to relay how thankful we are to each and every one of our guests!


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