57th & Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Ever wonder how they get 5,000 cubic feet of helium into a 60-foot inflatable balloon? You will see as over 800 enthusiastic volunteers gear up for the 75th McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade at Parade School.
Volunteers will learn how to operate a giant inflatable balloon – Paddington Bear – plus learn how to become expert banner carriers in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators on Thanksgiving Day. Plus, don’t miss a special appearance by Ronald McDonald®, Honorary Grand Marshal of the McDonald’s Thanksgiving and high-energy performances by the McNulty Irish Dancers and Kidz Clog & Cloggin’ Craze!

Official Website: http://www.chicagofestivals.org

Added by jefeckart on November 6, 2008

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