Actor, writer, director, producer, and star of Broadway In Chicago’s SHERLOCK HOMES, David Arquette will serve as the Grand Marshal of this year’s Parade. Arquette will be joined by co-host and judge on Fox Network’s hit cooking competitions, MasterChef and MasterChef Jr., Graham Elliot. Also making appearances are Big Time Rush’s James Maslow, Chicago Fire’s Yuri Sardarov, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters and Ronald McDonald.
The high-energy Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Circus XTREME opens the parade broadcast and the over 100 diverse and entertaining group performances, including 19 marching bands, nine that have traveled from around the country.
Fan favorites Hello Kitty, Tweety Bird, Arthur and one of the Care Bears will float through the Chicago skyline with Santa Claus making a grand appearance at the end of the parade.
The McDonald’s® Thanksgiving Parade - Thursday, November 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on State Street, in Chicago. Parade is broadcast live on WGN 9 Chicago locally and WGN America nationally from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CST) Thanksgiving morning. For more information about the McDonald’s® Thanksgiving Parade, visit Chicago Festival Association online at www.chicagofesitvals.org .