Parade Company announces celebrity line up
The Parade Company has announced an incredible celebrity and all-star line-up for this year's parade, including Olympic stars and popular entertainers.
Grand Marshals Congressman John Dingell and Debbie Dingell will lead the beloved parade past some of Detroit's most historic landmarks including the Fox Theatre, Comerica Park and the Madison Building.
Stars that will shine in America's Thanksgiving Parade
2012 Grand Marshals
Congressman John Dingell & Debbie Dingell
2012 USA Olympic Champions
Alex Morgan-US Women's National Soccer Team, 2012 Olympic gold medalist
Nathan Adrian-American swimmer, record holder and three-time Olympic medalist
Allison Schmitt-American swimmer and six time Olympic medalist
Tucker Dupree-One of the top blind swimmers in America, gold medalist and record holder
Peter Vanderkaay-American swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist
Tyler Clary-American swimmer, Olympic gold medalist and Olympic record holder
Ashanti-Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and author
Ray Scott-Detroit Pistons great and Michigan Sports Hall of Famer
Jason Earles-Actor and comedian known for his roles in Disney's Hanna Montana & Kickin' It
Mateen Cleaves-Michigan State University's only three-time All-American in basketball
Dave Hester-Reality TV star of A&E's Storage Wars
Lomas Brown-Detroit Lions' great and one of the NFL's premier offensive tackles
Miss Michigan America Angela Venditti
Miss Michigan USA Jaclyn Schultz
Despicable Me II Minions
The parade will step-off at Woodward Avenue and Mack on Thursday, November 22 and will end at Woodward Ave. and Congress in downtown Detroit. The two-hour Parade will be featured on WDIV-TV Local 4, including a one-hour national broadcast reaching more than 140 major cities across the country.