The Chicago McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade

Step aside, Macy’s: The Windy City boasts its very own signature, mega-scale Turkey Day celebration, and with Autograph Collection accommodations in River North at Hotel Chicago, front-row seats for it will be easy to come by.

The Chicago McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade will once again be marching, dancing, strutting, and floating its collective way down State Street on the morning of Thursday, November 22nd, and we invite you to reserve your guest room or suite at Hotel Chicago today for the occasion so you’re all set for one of the nation’s defining holiday traditions.

The 2018 Chicago McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade

The Chicago McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, which runs from 8 to 11 AM on Thanksgiving morning, steps off at State and Congress and finishes at State and Randolph. That downtown parade route is within mighty easy reach of Hotel Chicago.

Thousands of participants and elements contribute to the immeasurable pageantry of the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, not least a whole fleet of huge, happy balloon characters—among them the one and only Teddy Turkey, who sort of oversees all the proceedings. Then there are the lavishly decorated floats, the many shipshape marching bands, the dance acts: loads of Thanksgiving spectacle to wow streetside parade-goers and television viewers alike. Hotel Chicago accommodations set you up for experiencing it all firsthand!

Recent Grand Marshals for the Chicago McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade have included one Ronald McDonald (2017); Matt Walsh of Veep fame (2016), who happens to be Chicago born and bred and among the founders of the venerable Upright Citizens Brigade; actor David Arquette (2015); and Twisted Singer frontman Dee Snider (2014).

Treat Yourself to Autograph Collection-Style Hospitality in the Heart of Chicago for the 2018 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade

“Chicago’s Grand Holiday Tradition,” as the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade is also known, is a sight to see, needless to say, and an altogether unforgettable way to mark this national holiday of family, feasting, and gratitude. This world-class procession backdropped by the soaring skyline of downtown Chicago makes one of the city’s defining yearly event, and certainly holds its own with that world-famous Manhattan pageantry going down the same day.

Lock down near-at-hand accommodations of the utmost luxury by booking a Thanksgiving stay at Hotel Chicago, where besides the easy access to the parade you’ll enjoy exquisite accommodations, superb hospitality services, and close proximity to some superb dining destinations, from the Chicagoan and Wollensky’s Grill to Katana and Harry Caray’s.

We’d love to host you for the Thanksgiving holiday and provide you with the perfect launch pad for enjoying downtown Chicago’s over-the-top (in the best way) observance of the holiday. But don’t wait to book your room here at Hotel Chicago: Turkey Day’s just around the corner!

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