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Noreen Heron / Stacey Coakley 312.415.4204

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade logo in a vertical format


All usage must be approved by the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Foundation or CFA Events. For artwork submissions and/or usage request and approval, please contact:


Noreen Heron / Stacey Coakley 312.415.4204


Marketing and Communications Department

Zip file contains the Vertical and Horizontal Parade logos in the following formats:  AI, EPS, PSD, JPG, PNG.  325MB.

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Press Releases

The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Celebrates 89 Years of Entertaining Families Across the City and Country with Marching Bands, Giant Balloons, Festive Floats, Staged Performances and Equestrian Units, All Led by Celebrity Co-Hosts Jen Lilley and Jesse Hutch

Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CHICAGO, IL (Nov. 1, 2023) – The award-winning and iconic Chicago Thanksgiving Parade returns on Thursday, November 23, […]

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Link to download 70-seconds of B-Roll

(You’ll be directed to Microsoft One Drive.  To download, use the “…” option in the menu to reveal the download button.)


All photos courtesy of the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade Foundation.

A helium-inflated Animal balloon (from The Muppets) floats over State Street during the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

The 2023 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade will see the return of its high-flying helium balloons, including Animal from The Muppets.

Cookie Monster and other high-flying helium balloons will be returning this year to the 2023 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.  

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