Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, in all its normality, delights thousands in Loop


Students from Heights High School in Houston wave to the crowd on State Street during Thursday’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade in the Loop.

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A line of Corvettes revving their engines, unicycles, dressed-up dogs, tiny horses, marching bands, kids on shoulders.

The Chicago Thanksgiving Parade delighted thousands who lined State Street in the Loop on Thursday.

“It’s just nice to be here post-Covid. Yeah, it’s really nice to be back,” said Sierra Smith, 34, who attended the parade with her husband, Brian Burke, and their toddler son, Beckham.

“And it’s nice coming into my own with hosting duties on Thanksgiving for the first this year,” said Smith, who lives in Lincoln Park and has family in town from rural Iowa.

Asked about her calm demeanor with hosting duties looming, Smith shared her secret: a reservation at a local restaurant. 

“And tomorrow we’re going to the Museum of Ice Cream and Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo,” she said.

A float by the group Falun Dafa travels down State Street during the annual Chicago Thanksgiving Parade in the Loop.

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

      

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