2. Chicago, Illinois
The Thanksgiving parade in Chicago is known as The McDonald’s Parade that features the giant character balloons. You will see the inflated balloons of your favorite cartoon characters such as Garfield, Underdog and Curious George. The parade begins at 8 am on November 26. The parade marches down State Street from Congress to Randolph. Those who are not able to attend the parade can enjoy the live broadcast on television.