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adminNovember 22, 2018

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York could get a lot of attention on turkey day, but the Big Apple is not the only place where a parade takes place. Chicago has one of their own: Uncle Dan's Thanksgiving Parade. Uncle Dan's outdoor tent was named main sponsor of the parade in October.

Uncle Dan's Chicago parade is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. CST and is scheduled to last from three hours until 11 am.

The parade will air on WGN America and coverage will begin when the parade does. Like many Thanksgiving parades, the one in the Chicago parade will also have performances, bands, floats and more. There will be a live broadcast available at

Usually, there is a large crowd of attendees and it can be difficult to get a place to see it while heading to State Street. Those who defy cold weather should try to arrive early to take a place. The weather is expected to be in the 30s and sunny for Thanksgiving holidays.

Thursday's parade will be the 85th annual Uncle Dan parade in Chicago and a series of events including bands and artists from around the world are expected to present themselves and show up for the event. There were VIP tickets on sale before the event, but since then they have sold out, which means that anyone without a ticket will have to find a spot in the parade.

Other cities also have their own parades. There is a parade in Plymouth, Massachusetts, called "Thanksgiving from the hometown of the United States" in honor of the first Thanksgiving, but that parade happened before the big day. Philadelphia, Detroit and Houston also have their own parades for Thanksgiving. Most festivities are transmitted locally and are available for online transmission.

turkey thank you The Charlie Brown balloon floats behind the turkey during the 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2016, in New York City. Chicago will have its 85th annual parade this year. Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

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