Celebs to be featured at McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade

SHARE Celebs to be featured at McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade
SHARE Celebs to be featured at McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade

For many, the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade is a great way to kick off the holiday season. No doubt, this year’s 81st edition of the annual tradition will again put many in the ho-ho-ho mood. It all takes place between 8 and 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day — with this year’s grand marshal being Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, whose holiday show “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” is playing at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

Among the celebrities scheduled to be special guests at the parade, which will be broadcast live on WGN-Channel 9 and WGN America, will be actor Colin Egglesfield (“Rizzoli & Isles”), Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu in the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life”), Yuri Sardarov (“Chicago Fire”), actress and the beloved Jackie Robinson West Little League team — our very own U.S. champions.

The parade will take place on State Street, between Congress Parkway and Randolph Street — cutting right through Chicago’s Loop on Nov. 27.

The Latest
David Smith, complete streets manager at the Chicago Department of Transportation, sat down for an interview recently to answer cyclists’ most pressing questions.
Here’s what 200 cyclists said in a survey of riders in the city.
He likes interacting with the few kids who care, but the apathy shown by most students brings him down.
The man, 55, struggled with two suspects over his bag on the train near the 95th Street station about 3 a.m., police said.
The seeds were planted in 2020 when many drivers glimpsed sparser traffic, fewer cops and wide open roads, and thought they could take more risks without any consequences. So when traffic volumes returned to close to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, the dangerous driving trends continued, experts said.