Two Thanksgiving parades launched in 1924 and are still running today. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York is likely the most well known, but we’re going to give the edge to America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit, Michigan. Why? Because Detroit’s celebration has horses.
According to a recent article from LivingstonDaily.com, the Meadow Reflections group will be back in the parade this year, led by the flashy pinto Paddyngton’s Mark of Distinction, called “Marcus” around the barn. Marcus is a champion in the parade division on the American Saddlebred show circuit, but is likely best known for his Breyer model, which was the 2014 Store Special at Breyerfest.
So if you need a break from the giant balloons in that New York parade, or from cooking, or from your family’s political arguing, tune into America’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday. A list of TV stations around the country that will be showing the parade is available at theparade.org.