Calendar of Events
The Parade Company
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 November 23, 2005 from 6-10 p.m.and will feature
a live performance by a national celebrity! Tickets are $200 each
for child tickets, $350 each for Benefit tickets, $500 each for
Patron tickets and $1000 each for SuperStar tickets. You won't want
to miss this! Call 313.923.7400 ext. 230 to purchase your tickets
Annual Turkey Trot and The Mashed Potato Mile
The Parade Company welcomes back Fifth Third Bank as the official
sponsor of the 23rd Annual Turkey Trot and the 3rd Annual Mashed
Potato Mile! Visit our new expanded Turkey Trot section for online
Last year, More than 800 people participated in the Mashed Potato
Mile, a one mile run/walk leading up to Michigan's largest 10K run
- and "the tradition before the tradition" - the Turkey
Trot, in which more than 5,000 runners participated.
Join more than one million spectators curbside on Woodward Avenue
and more than 102 million households nationwide this Thanksgiving
morning as Detroit's most cherished holiday tradition, America's
Thanksgiving Parade®, themed "Hip Hip Parade ," celebrates
79 years of Parade tradition.
There are fantastic new floats including Every Day Heros sponsored
by DaimlerChrysler Corporation, the Nick Jr./NOGGIN Fan Club float
and a new Float sponsored by The Skillman Foundation to be announced.
A new giant inflatable - sponsored by The Skillman Foundation to
be announced - and a brand New Uncle Sam Balloon will join returning
favorites such as Clownie and the Nutcracker.
A dozen high-stepping marching bands, the Fred Hill Briefcase Drill
Team and other entertaining performers will travel down The
Parade route beginning in front of the Detroit Public Library and
traveling south on Woodward Avenue to Grand Circus Park.
The 2005 America's Thanksgiving Parade® will step-off at 10
a.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2005! Find
out about tickets now!
Take a geewhizical journey into Paradeland where the joy and magic
of America's Thanksgiving Parade® continues! Spend an afternoon
at The Parade Studio, a wonderland of larger-than-life floats featured
in this year's Parade. It's fun for the whole family with face painting,
games and prizes, arts and crafts, live entertainment, delicious
treats, rides and games! Best of all - explore and photograph your
favorite floats up close and personal!
Returning to The Parade Studio is the jolly ol' elf himself - Santa
where children of all ages can visit and purchase a special keepsake
to cherish forever!
Admission is $5 per person (2 and under are free)
here for a coupon for $1 off admission!
Tickets for activities and food are $1 each.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays, Noon - 5 p.m.
November 26 & 27
December 3 & 4
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America's Thanksgiving Parade
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