Parade Calendar of Events
Thanksgiving Parade® Scheduled for Thursday, November 26 at
Nobble Gobble® is an unforgettable night of enchantment and
wonder for the entire family, with all proceeds benefiting America’s
Thanksgiving Parade®. The Parade Company is pleased to announce
that tickets are now on sale for their largest black-tie fundraiser,
Hob Nobble Gobble®. The 20th Annual Hob Nobble Gobble®
takes place at the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, November
25, 2009, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
will enjoy fabulous food, live entertainment, carnival rides and
games, armfuls of giveaways, memories to last a lifetime and special
guest appearance by:
Bethenny Frankel, celebrity chef and from Bravo’s hit series,
Real Housewives of New York. Frankel will do a meet and greet
for VIP and Superstar ticket holders at the event and have a Skinny
Girl Margarita station. She will also appear in the Parade Thursday
Gokey, American Idol Finalist from Season 8, will perform
- Evan Kasprzak,
a West Bloomfield, MI native and graduate from Wylie E. Groves
High School, Kasprzak was a top 4 contestant on season 5 of So
You Think You Can Dance
Kasprzak, tap dancing sensation on season 5 and 6 of So
You Think You Can Dance
a Nashville, Tenn. rock band whose hits such as "New Solution"
and "Say It Out" have been featured on MTV's The
A range of tickets
are now on sale for this spectacular black-tie celebration including:
SuperStar Reservation, $1,000 each, giving guests access to a private
meet and greet; Patron Reservation, $500 each; Benefit Reservation,
$350 each; and Child Reservation (age 6 & under), $200 each.
To order tickets, call 313.923.7400 x 244
Annual Turkey Trot and The Mashed Potato Mile
The Parade Company
welcomes back Fifth Third Bank as the official sponsor of the 27th
Annual Turkey Trot, 3rd Annual Stuffing Strut and the 6th Annual
Mashed Potato Mile.
The Mashed Potato
Mile begins at 7:30 a.m., the Stuffing Strut begins at 8:00 a.m.
and the Turkey Trot begins at 8:00 a.m. It all take places on the
morning of the Thanksgiving Parade, November 26, 2009.
In 2007, More
than 7,000 runners participated in the Turkey Trot and Stuffing
Strut and more than 800 people participated in the Mashed Potato
Mile, many in colorful costumes.
here to register for the Turkey Trot or Mashed Potato Mile.
Thanksgiving Parade® - Together We Shine
Thanksgiving Parade® is one of this country’s largest
and most spectacular parades! Every November something magical happens
on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue, a holiday tradition dates back
to 1924. Since then, 82 celebrations of America’s Thanksgiving
Parade® have captured the imaginations of millions of children
and their families. It is the telling of America’s story.
The theme for
the 83rd America’s Thanksgiving Parade® is Together We
Shine. The theme celebrates The Parade Company bringing a spark
of magic and people together to enjoy one of Detroit’s largest
and free events where for one special moment, families can be entertained,
share a tradition and create a memory. As we celebrate the theme
of this year’s Parade, we are asking the metro Detroit community
to join together to celebrate this civic event that is so important
to our community.
off at 9:20 a.m. (Woodward and Mack)
on WDIV Channel 4 begins at 9:00 a.m.
See your favorite
floats and characters from America’s Thanksgiving Parade®
up close! Take part in a fun day for the whole family with face
painting, games, giveaways, arts and crafts, live entertainment
and delicious treats!
Share a visit
with the jolly ol' elf himself - Santa! Children of all ages will
enjoy a visit to our studio. Be sure to visit our store to purchase
a special keepsake to cherish forever! Tickets are $6.00 each at
the door. Children 2 and under are FREE. Lots of FREE activities
for kids of all ages! Food available for purchase.
28, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parade Company Studios at
9500 Mt. Elliott St. in Detroit.
FREE Driving Directions to America's Thanksgiving Parade