America’s Thanksgiving Parade, presented by Gardner-White, is still a go this year, but we’ll have to watch the 94-year-old event from home.
This year’s parade, called “We Are One Together,” will pay tribute to frontline workers and heroes of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The parade will feature all of the usual favorite holiday items, such as floats, performers, helium balloons and Santa Claus. It will kick off at 9 a.m.
“We are in a time of reinvention, and with remarkable sponsors and our partner WDIV Local 4, we will deliver a beautiful broadcast to everyone in Detroit and across the country,” Tony Michaels, president and CEO of The Parade Co., said in a press release. “This tradition is part of our lives, and every decision made was determined by our commitment to safety and bringing viewers at home a heartfelt Thanksgiving morning.”
The parade broadcast will feature a mix of recorded and live footage. WDIV-Local 4’s Devin Scillian, Kimberly Gill, Rhonda Walker and Evrod Cassimy will host the event.
America’s Thanksgiving Parade, which is produced by the Detroit-based nonprofit The Parade Co., will be broadcast by WDIV-TV Channel 4 and online at ClickonDetroit.com. There will also be a one-hour syndicated national broadcast reaching more than 185 U.S. markets.