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88th America's Thanksgiving Parade to hit Woodward

The Parade Company is gearing up for the 88th annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade, presented by Art Van, on Nov. 27.

Davis, White are grand marshals of Thanksgiving Parade

The Parade Company has announced that Meryl Davis and Charlie White, American ice dancing gold medalists, will be co-Grand Marshals for the 88th America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van.

IMAGES: 2013 America's Thanksgiving Parade

Pictures from the 2013 America's Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Detroit.

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America's Thanksgiving Parade: A family tradition

Detroit's own "America's Thanksgiving Parade" is one of the oldest and most celebrated parades in the country ...

United Way launches 'The Next' contest

The United Way is launching a new contest called 'The Next.' The idea behind the contest is to have parents....

Ford unveils new parade float

Ford Motor Co. unveiled a new float Monday for America's Thanksgiving Parade. The flaot celebrates Henry Ford's 150th birthday.

IMAGES: Hob Nobble Gobble 2013

The annual Hob Nobble Gobble always starts off parade week, with a party like no other. Held inside Ford Field, there was a carnival, clowns, entertainment, and a buffet that spans the 50 yard line.

Local 4 to air 'Hob Nobble Gobble' live!

Local 4 cameras will be live at one of the biggest parties of the year, the 24th annual Hob Nobble Gobble at Ford Field from 8:00-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22. 

Behind the scenes 2012: Bill Ford Jr. talks with Carmen Harlan

Bill Ford Jr. recently sat down with Carman Harlan to talk about being chosen as the Grand Marshal of America's Thanksgiving Parade. Watch the entire interview Thursday night on Local 4 News at 11

2012 float construction countdown

The countdown to America's Thanksgiving Parade is on! Take a look at some of the last-minute float construction at The Parade Company.

Hob Nobble Gobble 2012

The annual Hob Nobble Gobble always starts off parade week, with a party like no other. Held inside Ford Field, there was a carnival, clowns, entertainment, and a buffet that spans the 50 yard line.

The 86th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

America's Thanksgiving Parade celebrated its 86th year in Detroit

Celebrity performers for Hob Nobble Gobble

More than 2,000 distinguished guests will come together for a magical night in Detroit at the 24th Annual Hob Nobble Gobble® presented by Ford Motor Company on Friday, November 22 ...

Jim Leyland will be Grand Marshal for Thanksgiving Parade

The Parade Company is pleased to announce Jim Leyland, the third-winningest manager in Detroit Tigers franchise history, as...

Art Van is new sponsor of America's Thanksgiving Parade

Detroit's iconic Thanksgiving parade has a new presenting sponsor ...

Announcement to be made for America's Thanksgiving Parade

A major announcement will be made Thursday at 11:30 a.m. by the Parade Company and Art Van Furniture concerning America's Thanksgiving Parade that ...

Watch America's Thanksgiving Parade 2012

We know how busy Thanksgiving celebrations can be and a lot of people may not have the time to watch America's...

Congratulations to 2012 Battle of the Bands winner

The winner of the 2012 Battle of the Bands for America's Thanksgiving Parade is ...

Motown favorites perform during parade!

The streets of Detroit filled with the sounds of some of the city's favorite musical acts Thursday during...

Text to win big prizes during America's Thanksgiving Parade

Thursday will be your opportunity to win great prizes during Local 4's live broadcast of....

KEM, Annabelle Road, to perform

Local 4 invites you to celebrate the spirit of the season with the 86th America’s Thanksgiving Parade live from Woodward Avenue.  WDIV-TV Local 4, the official..

IMAGES: Last-minute parade preps

The finishing touches are being put along the parade route for Thursday's America's Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Detroit.

NASCAR champ Keselowski to take part in Detroit parade

Penske Racing driver and newly-crowned 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski will appear ...

Quicken Loans asks 'What If?' with parade float

Quicken Loans unveiled it's float for America's Thanksgiving Parade by asking "What If?"

Sal Rodriguez

Relive parade magic moments

ClickOnDetroit photographer Sal Rodriguez shares heart-warming photos of magical moments from the 2011 America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.

Parade Company announces celebrity line up

The Parade Company has announced an incredible celebrity and all-star line-up for this year's parade ...

Parade preps go down to the wire

The 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade is right around the corner, and we took a quick look to see what is going on with only being a week away.

Float designed by 8th grader to appear in parade

A 13-year old Detroit girl will see her drawing come to life in...

On sale now: Tickets for America's Thanksgiving Parade

Tickets for metro Detroit's annual America's Thanksgiving Parade are now on sale.

Grand Marshals for America's Thanksgiving Parade announced

The Parade Company has announced Congressman John D. Dingell and Debbie Dingell as..

2012 Distinguished Clown Corps

You only have to look at the faces of the children to know when the...

Hob Nobble Gobble 2012

The tradition of Detroit’s own Hob Nobble Gobble® presented by PVS Chemicals, Inc. is...

About the Parade Company

The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation was founded in...

What is the Big Head Corps?

America’s Thanksgiving Parade®, produced by The Parade Company, has...

A day in Paradeland

A Day in Paradeland provides the...

Miss the Parade 2011? Watch it here

Local 4 hopes you enjoyed a morning filled with magical moments during...

Downtown parking and shuttles on Thanksgiving Day

Traffic 101 to make your trip in and out of Downtown Detroit a smooth one on Thanksgiving Day...

Congratulations of our Battle of the Bands winner!

And the winner of the 2011 Battle of the Bands is ...

Stars love America's Thanksgiving Parade

Local 4 invites you to enjoy a morning filled with magical moments and...

New song kicks off America's Thanksgiving Parade

Thursday morning's signature event.....PARKING INFORMATION INSIDE

IMAGES: Clown Corps welcome travelers to Detroit

The Parade Company's Distinguished Clown Corps were on hand Wednesday to welcome travelers at Detroit Metro Airport.

America’s Thanksgiving Parade closes downtown streets

If you are traveling to downtown Detroit on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and for America’s Thanksgiving Parade...

Faces of fun at the Hob Nobble Gobble!

It was a night of fun and surprises at the 2011 Hob Nobble Gobble event, benefitting the Parade Company and America's Thanksgiving Parade.

'So much to believe in' is 2011 Parade theme

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!

Share your parade memories!

 We want to hear what your memories of America’s Thanksgiving Parade ...

Check out the new floats

Learn about the four new floats that will make their way down Woodward Avenue for this year's America's Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 24.

The conversation between Carmen, Bill Ford Jr. continues

Local 4's Carmen Harlan sat down with Bill Ford Jr. to talk about his life growing up in Detroit, his team the Detroit Lions and Thanksgiving Day with his family.

Bill Ford Jr. talks Thanksgiving, Lions, Detroit

Local 4's Carmen Harlan sat down with Bill Ford Jr. to talk about his life growing up in Detroit, his team the Detroit Lions and Thanksgiving Day with his family.