Thanksgiving Parade Events
The Parade Company
This year, grandstand
tickets are available online at www.theparade.org.
There will be a $1 processing fee assessed for online purchases.
Tickets can also be ordered by calling 313.923.7400. General grandstand
seats are located in the Grand Circus Park area. Purchase 1-49 tickets
for $20 each; 50-99 tickets for $17.50 each; and 100 seats or more
for $15 each. VISA, MasterCard, Certified Checks or Money Orders
will be accepted.
mascot of America's Thanksgiving Parade® , and a few of his
friends including Captain Underpants, Humpty Dumpty, Captain Safety
and Elmo were prepped for their "giant" performance on
Thanksgiving morning at this annual event. Join The Parade Company
team, volunteers and inflation experts at the Michigan State Fairgrounds
on Saturday, October 9, 2004, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and be a part of
Parade preparations by washing our larger-than-life storybook characters.
Want WOW" Talent Search!
Become a Star! The Parade
Company is giving you a chance to be a part of Parade magic by showing
your talent to one million people along Woodward and to another
million who will be watching you from home! Bring your group or
individual talent to the Michigan State Fairgrounds and strut your
stuff in front of our panel of judges for a chance to be in this
year's America's Thanksgiving Parade® ! Michigan State Fairgrounds
Saturday, October 9, 2004 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rules: *Auditions
should not exceed 2 minutes *Participants must be in line to audition
by 2 p.m. *All decisions by the judges are final *All participants
must provide their own transportation on Thanksgiving *All participants
must be available Thanksgiving Day 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. *Winners must
be prepared to perform while walking the two-mile parade route.
Support The Parade Company
by shopping at Borders Book Stores! It's easy to do and will raise
money to perpetuate the tradition of America's Thanksgiving Parade®
for generations to come. Here's what you need to do... print out
the Borders Benefit Days voucher , shop at any Borders Book Store
within the state of Michigan on November 5, 6 and 7, 2004 , present
the voucher to the cashier when you make your purchase and leave
knowing that a significant portion of your sale will be generously
donated by Borders to The Parade Company! We need your help with
this program... please encourage your friends and family to support
The Parade by shopping at Borders and presenting a voucher.
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! Themed "Puttin' on the Gobbler Glitz,"
this unforgettable night of enchantment and wonder will take place
at the Michigan State Fairgrounds on November 24, 2004 from 6-10
Guests will be able to
test their game skills on more than one dozen virtual reality games;
meet sports legends Bill Gadsby, Jom Northrup and Ron Kramer.
Have a picture taken with NIckelodeon's Rugrats;
meet the Care Bears; be amazed by the high-stepping
Cirque de Stilts and the balloon creations of the
famous John Cassidy. Ashlee Simpson, will perform
during the evening, sponsors by Target. Nick Cannon will be on hand
to greet guests.
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 to purchase your tickets today!
22nd Annual Turkey Trot and live performance by Ashlee Simpson.
22nd Annual Turkey
Trot and 2nd Annual Mashed Potato Mile
The Parade Company welcomes
back Fifth Third Bank as the official sponsor of the 22nd Annual
Turkey Trot and the 2nd Annual Mashed Potato Mile! Visit our new
expanded Turkey Trot section for online registration! 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.
The start and finish
line for both races will be at Michigan Hall, Cobo Center. Visit
for additional information and a map. Information and online
registration is available. Entry forms are available at any of Fifth
Third Bank's 78 Metro Detroit locations.
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 "Giving Thanks," celebrates 78 years of Parade
tradition. Fantastic floats, giant inflatables, high-stepping marching
bands and sensational stars travel down The Parade route beginning
in front of the Detroit Public Library and traveling south on Woodward
Avenue to Grand Circus Park .
Grand Marshal Robert
Porcher, triple-platinum recording artist and MTV reality star,
Ashlee Simpson, multi-talented rap artist, writer, comedian, film
star and producer, Nick Cannon, Miss Michigan 2004, Kelli Talicksa,
Four We Want Wow! Talent Search winners, The Fred Hill Briefcase
Drill Team and the Mid American Pompon All Star Team, amazing animated
floats, fiant inflatables and surprise guests!
The Great Big
Year after year, kids
gear up for their big chance to visit with Santa, The Parade's biggest
star! This year, Santa returned to Paradeland the weekend following
The Parade! Children of all ages visited with the jolly ol' elf
himself; played games; created ornaments, bookmarks, penguins and
frames; danced with costumed characters; and snacked on popcorn,
hot dogs and cotton candy! Best of all, the more than 5,000 visitors
were able to see and photograph the fantastic floats of America's
Thanksgiving Parade® up close!
Friday, November 26th
from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, November 27th and 28th
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Parade Studio located at 9500 Mt. Elliott,
Studio A, Detroit. Admission is $5, tickets for activities and food
are $1 each. Visit www.theparade.org
for a coupon worth $1 off admission.
to our Thanksgiving
2004 special section.
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