America's Thanksgiving Parade is Nov. 24, 2011

Published On: Nov 15 2011 12:42:00 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 21 2011 02:14:07 PM EST

The theme for the 85the America’s Thanksgiving Parade is So Much To Believe In.  The theme chosen by The Parade Company, expresses that there is so much to believe in for our great State of Michigan and Detroit!

America’s Thanksgiving Parade, one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated Parades, will step off at 9:05 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Mack and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress in downtown Detroit on Thursday, November 24, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue.  

The parade will be broadcast LIVE on WDIV Local 4 and on WJR 760 AM. 

GRAND MARSHALS - Bill and Lisa Ford will serve as co-grand marshals

Some of the celebrities in this year's parade are:

Dana Sorensen– 2011 America’s Thanksgiving Parade®Queen and her Princess Court

Doug E Fresh– Rapper and Original Beat Box Artist, musician and recording artist

Erin Cummings– Actress “Spartacus”, “Detroit 1-8-7” and “Pan Am”; Founder of Mittens for Detroit

Cari Cucksey – Star of HGTV’s hot series “Cash & Cari”

Jordyn Wieber – International Elite Gymnast

Elizabeth Wertenberger – Miss Michigan 2011

Hooper – Detroit Pistons Mascot

Roary – Detroit Lions mascot

PAWS – Detroit Tigers Mascot

Greg Meyer – 1983 Boston Marathon Winner & recent Inductee to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Louise Roe– E Entertainment Television personality

 …don’t forget Parade Company mascot Clownie, Puss in Boots, Kitty Softpaws and the head elf himself Santa Claus… and more to come!