– Parking for America’s Thanksgiving Parade®
is now easier and more convenient with new pre-paid reserved
parking. Through a partnership with Click and Park, Parade-goers
can make parking arrangements in advance and support America's
can now reserve and purchase their parking for the 81st America's
Thanksgiving Parade at theparade.org or clickandpark.com.
Visitors can simply visit either website and with a few simple
clicks, purchase available parking from participating parking
lots in and around downtown Detroit. Reservations are proven
by a self-printed e-Permit featuring a unique barcode that
is scanned for entrance into their selected lot. Pre-reserved
parking permit sales will cease Thursday, November 22, 2007
at 7:00 a.m. A portion of each parking purchase goes to support
America's Thanksgiving Parade®.
are very excited to be able to offer this service to the patrons
of America's Thanksgiving Parade®,” said Joan LeMahieu,
president of The Parade Company. “As more generations
of families enjoy the Parade together, they now can add the
convenience of parking together.”
Click and Park pre-paid parking system increases customer
satisfaction on a variety of levels,” said Click and
Park president Tony Vitrano. “The guests enjoy an easy
and convenient parking experience and the ability to secure
parking in advance encourages attendance at the event.”
directions and routing to each parking space is not only an
added convenience, but is actually a part of the larger transportation
plan designed to distribute traffic evenly. Each Click and
Park user is provided with customized directions along various
routes according to their point of origin. Guests receive
an e-mail confirmation and direct routing to their selected
lot within eight hours of their parking purchase.
tickets are available and easy to order. You can choose from
three different options:
General Admission seating is located at Step-off (Mack and
Woodward Avenue), Foxtown and Grand Circus Park; these tickets
are priced at $22.00 each.
Zone Grandstand seating is located in the Merchants Row area
where the lights shine as the Parade is broadcasted live to
millions. TV Zone Grandstand tickets are priced at $27.00
each and include viewing of WDIV-TV’s one hour pre-show.
Grandstand seating includes access to The Parade Company’s
VIP pre-Parade breakfast locations including the Hard Rock
Cafe, Hunter House and Detroit Breakfast House & Grill.
VIP Grandstand seating is located near Campus Martius and
the Merchant’s Row area. VIP Grandstand tickets are
priced at $45.00 each.
order tickets, visit theparade.org.
About Click and Park
Click and Park is an online parking and traffic management
system used by event planners and parking management companies
to provide consumers access to pre-registered parking for
special events. The Click and Park service helps to alleviate
traffic and parking troubles by providing detailed routing
instructions to all permit purchasers. The Orlando-based company
shares ownership with Gameday Management Group which plans
and operates complete transport and parking systems for major
events; directing spectators, media, teams, staff, sponsors
and corporate clients. Gameday has managed transportation
services for such high-profile events as the 2002 Winter Olympic
Games, Super Bowls XXX – XL, Daytona 500 and the 2005
Presidential Inauguration. For more information visit www.ClickandPark.com.
About The Parade Company
Founded in 1984, The Parade Company is a not-for-profit organization
governed by the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation whose
board of directors is comprised of key civic and corporate
leaders in the greater Detroit region. The Parade Company
is celebrating 81 years of Parade tradition in Detroit. The
mission is to fund, create and execute the best family events
in metro Detroit. The Parade Company staff, the board of directors
and thousands of parade volunteers work year-round to bring
a wide variety of magnificent events to the City of Detroit
each year including the Target Fireworks, Detroit International
River Days and America's Thanksgiving Parade®.
Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company