Must see Monday: McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade

Watch the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day Photo from wgntv.com

Watch the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day
Photo from wgntv.com

Just three more days until Thanksgiving! If traveling to New York City to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a little too far, try attending the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago.

This Chicago tradition was started in 1934, according to the parade website, and has become a classic event to kick off the holiday season ever since. Over the years, incredible acts have taken part in the parade such as a circus act, which featured an elephant and 100 Santas that handed out over 10,000 balloons. In 2011, the parade closed with recreating a scene from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Dancers ran into the street to dance with Teddy Turkey to “Twist and Shout” from the well-known parade scene from the 80’s movie, the parade website states.

This  year’s festivities will start at 8 a.m. on State St. and will continue down Congress and Randolph St., according to the parade website.  Continue reading

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Must see Monday: Macy’s Holiday Windows on State Street

The holidays will be here before you know it, so if you’re in Chicago this holiday season, be sure to stop by Macy’s on State St. This massive Macy’s is the second largest department store in the world, and it is also a National Historic Landmark, according to Macy’s tourism department.

Sure, Macy’s is a great place to shop, but you’ll want to visit this store for its spectacular Holiday Window display. This display has been a tradition for 46 years, dating back to when the store was Marshall Field’s, the store name until Macy’s bought them out in 2006, Macy’s Chicago says. Continue reading