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The Detroit Thanksgiving Parade: Where to Watch

It’s officially holiday parade season! The Thanksgiving parades are finally here.

America’s Thanksgiving Parade will kick off in Detroit on the corner of Woodward Ave and Kirby at 8:45 am and will make its way through Detroit until 10 am. Presented by Art Van, the parade is one of a Michigander’s favorite holiday spectacles. It’s been around since 1924. 92 years and going strong!

The opening act will be the Detroit Youth Choir from America’s Got Talent. There are several new floats and special guests, so keep your eyes peeled!

If you are not able to watch the parade in person, here how you can watch:

  • Local 4 News will be covering the parade. The coverage will start at 6 am on November 28th.
  • Local TV channels will also broadcast. Check your listings to find the channels.
  • If you are not in Michigan, the will be a ClickOnDetroit Livestream running.
  • 185 channels will be broadcasting the parade across the country so check the TV guide to find out where you can watch it.

Don’t forget that prior to the parade, The Strategic Solutions Turkey Trot races will be taking place! So if you’re in to waking up early and running up a big appetite for the feasting later that day, sign up, run, then enjoy the parade.

The Thanksgiving Parade is the very tip of the iceberg when it comes to holiday events in Michigan. In fact, it’s actually just the start.

Head to Royal Oak for the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights for a night of twinkling lights and larger than life sculptures.

Want to see even more lights than the Zoo? Downtown Rochester Lights up the entirety of Main Street from November 25th to January 5th, 2020. Seriously, people come from all over the place to see these lights!

Many more fun holiday events are on the horizon, but for now, breakfast and a Thanksgiving Parade sound like a great plan.


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