America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit named 2nd best holiday parade in country

Highest ranking Thanksgiving parade on list


DETROIT – America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit was named the second best holiday parade in the country in USA Today's 10Best Reader’s Choice travel award contest.

WATCH: 2017 America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit

America's Thanksgiving Parade was the highest ranked Thanksgiving parade on the list. 

The contest nominees were selected by a panel of experts, including editors from USA Today, editors from 10Best.com, relevant contributors, and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The public voted for the winner online.

This year's Thanksgiving Parade theme was “Woodward!! Avenue of Dreams!” 

"Our goal is to make the parade bigger and better each year for the thousands of families lining Woodward Avenue. The parade is also broadcast in over 190 cities across the country, putting Detroit on a national stage. We are incredibly grateful to our wonderful sponsors and the Detroit community who continue to generously support the parade," said Tony Michaels, president & CEO of The Parade Company.

See a full list of the winning parades below.

  • Mummers  Parade -- Philadelphia
  •       America's Thanksgiving Parade -- Detroit
  • Mayor's Christmas Parade -- Baltimore
  • Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade -- Annapolis, Md.
  • Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade -- Charlotte
  • The Reston Holiday Parade -- Reston, Va.
  • Christmas Ship Parade -- Portland, Ore.
  • Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights -- Alexandria, Va.
  • Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade -- Fort Lauderdale
  • McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade -- Chicago

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