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America's Thanksgiving Parade: 2011 Calendar of Events



Hob Nobble Gobble -- November 18, 2011

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Hob Nobble Gobble® 2011 presented by PVS Chemical, Inc. will once again be held from end zone to end zone at Ford Field on Friday, November 18th from 6:30 - 11:00pm!

The most anticipated holiday event of the season in Detroit, Hob Nobble Gobble® boasts phenomenal food, a full carnival midway complete with games and rides, interactive Teen End Zone, and national caliber talent to headline the evening! This black-tie, family friendly event is a fundraiser for the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation and The Parade Company; producers of America's Thanksgiving Parade®, the Target Fireworks and Fifth Third Turkey Trot.

This magical evening takes place in the atrium and on the field of Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. An event for children of all ages, this magnificent event will have you smiling from the complimentary valet, the giveaways, game prizes, delectable desserts and array of food, to the grooving beats of the Hob Nobble Gobble® stage. Be sure to stop by and tell Santa your holiday wishes before getting on our full size Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, or Tilt-a-Whirl!

SuperStar Ticket Holder Meet & Greet Celebrities:
Cari Cucksey - TV Personality; Star of HGTV's Cash & Cari
Erin Cummings - Actress; Spartacus, Detroit 1-8-7, Pan Am; Founder Mittens for Detroit
Doug E Fresh - Rapper; Original Beat Boxer; The Show and La Di Da Di

Tickets are now on sale for this terrific event. There are several different levels at which you tickets can be purchased.

Click HERE for the order form to purchase tickets or call 313-923-7400.

 

29th Annual Fifth Third Turkey Trot -- November 24, 2011

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7:00 a.m.

Costume Contest - Location to be announced

7:30 a.m.
Mash Potato Mile
7:45 a.m.
Comet/Blitzen Wave
8:00 a.m.
Dash/Prancer Wave
8:10 a.m.
Rudolph Wave (Walkers)

 

Exciting elements for this year’s Fifth Third Turkey Trot include:

  • Strategic Staffing Solutions will have a new “running” float for the race named “Car Full of Fun-Loving Cats and Dogs” – pushed entirely by runners!
  • The return of the first-ever “running” float – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s giant picnic basket of healthy food float
  • The “Gobbler Fest” – a pre-race party and dinner for just $15 on Wednesday, November 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The Marriott will also offer hotel discounts and donate a percentage to The Parade Company.
  • New cheer stations along the route at Michigan Ave. and Rosa Parks
  • A three wave start, “Fast, Fit & Fun,” will help runners and walkers have a smooth start to each race
  • Runners’ bib numbers will include a timing device, which eliminates the need for a timing chip in a shoe
  • Registration and packet pick up will be available at nine satellite locations from November 5 – 19. A full list can be found at www.theparade.org
  • Celebrity personalities judge runners in costume – prizes awarded to the most creative costumes
  • Detroit’s Canine to Five will have doggy water stops
  • Runners can have their race time posted directly to Facebook and text messages sent to friends and family

    How do I register?
    On-line Registration by credit card is available here on our website http://www.theparade.org/turkeytrot/registration.php
    A printable registration form is available for mail-in. http://www.theparade.org/docs/turkeytrot/EntryForm2011a.pdf
  • Mail to:
    The Parade Company
    9500 Mt. Elliott, Studio A
    Detroit, MI 48211

 

America's Thanksgiving Parade -- November 24, 2011

Graphic credit: The Parade Company / Lovio George Inc.

 

The theme for the 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade® is So Much To Believe In. The theme chosen by The Parade Company, expresses that there is so much to believe in for our great State of Michigan and Detroit!

America’s Thanksgiving Parade®, one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated Parades, will step off at 9:20 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Mack and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress in downtown Detroit on Thursday, November 24, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue. The parade will be broadcast LIVE on WDIV Local 4 and on WJR 760 AM.

 

Spend A Day in Paradeland! -- November 26, 2011

 

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Parade Company and Art Van Furniture invite you to visit The Parade Company studios and experience the magic of a parade at... A Day in Paradeland – an enjoyable holiday family event with fun for all ages! In addition to games, arts & crafts, inflatables and delicious treats, A Day in Paradeland provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with the larger-than-life floats featured in the America’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Admission is $5.00 for everyone age 3 and up.

The Parade Company Studio, 9500 Mt. Elliott, Studio A, Detroit, MI 48211

 

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