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2008 Parade Calendar of Events

82nd America’s Thanksgiving Parade® Scheduled for Thursday, November 27 at 9:20 a.m.

 

Hob Nobble Gobble®

  • Hob Nobble Gobble®, The Parade Company's spectacular, black-tie fundraiser, is back this year with all the splendor and grandeur remembered from past years, including a midway, carnival games, live entertainment, exquisite dining and much more! This unforgettable night of enchantment and wonder will take place at the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, November 26, 2007. Check back here for tickets prices and additional information
    Call 313.432.7831 to purchase your tickets or for more information.

26th Annual Turkey Trot and The Mashed Potato Mile

  • The Parade Company welcomes back Fifth Third Bank as the official sponsor of the 26th Annual Turkey Trot, 2nd Annual Stuffing Strut and the 5th Annual Mashed Potato Mile!
  • Last year, 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.

America's Thanksgiving Parade® - Legends and Lollipops

  • America’s 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.
  • On November 27, 2008, we will celebrate the success of the great City of Detroit. Over the past decade, Detroit has seen major transformations, new businesses, entertainments, restaurants, sporting & cultural events, festivals, and of course PARADES! Thousands of curbside spectators and a parade filled with award-winning floats, helium filled balloons, bands, celebrities and antique papier-mâché heads combine to make this an event you won’t want to miss.
  • Parade steps off at 9:20 a.m. (Woodward and Mack)
  • LIVE Broadcast on WDIV Channel 4 begins at 10:00 a.m.

Holidays on Parade

  • 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 and prizes, 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 on sale on this site by clicking Buy Now for $4.00 each or $5.00 each at the door. Children 2 and under are FREE.
  • Saturday, November 29, 2008 and Sunday, November 30, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Source: Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company

 

Photo courtesy of: Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company

A sketch of the new float, Building a Life, sponsored by National City.

 

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