2022 Detroit Thanksgiving Parade (America's Thanksgiving Day Parade): Parade Route, Map, Times, Tickets, Where To Watch 

2022 Detroit Thanksgiving Parade (America's Thanksgiving Day Parade) | By: Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Last Updated: October 27, 2022

Is there going to be a Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade? Heck yeah!

We can't wait for this year's America's Thanksgiving Day Parade!  This Detroit Thanksgiving tradition really kicks off the holiday season!  So bundle up and come to Woodward Ave to enjoy the bright colors and happy sounds on Thanksgiving day, November 24, 2022

This lovely parade began in 1924 by the J. L. Hudson Company department store and continues to bring joy to all those who attend. Now, America’s Thanksgiving Parade is presented by Gardner White!

This year’s theme is, "Our Great City! Detroit!!"


USA Today Awards America's Thanksgiving Parade as Best Holiday Parade in America! 

America’s Thanksgiving Parade was named as the Best Holiday Parade in America in 2018 and 2019 by USA TODAY, 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards


Can I want the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade on TV?

The Parade is televised live locally on WDIV Local 4. Radio coverage begins with “A Prelude to The Parade” hosted by Paul W. Smith on News/Talk 760 WJR at 6 a.m. and runs until 9:30 a.m.

The LIVE play-by-play of The Parade begins on 104.3 WOMC  from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

America’s Thanksgiving Parade is broadcast in more than 185 television markets across the country!


What Time is America's Thanksgiving Parade?

America's Thanksgiving Parade, presented by Gardner-White, is held on Thanksgiving Day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. 


Detroit Thanksgiving Parade Route

This Thanksgiving, bundle up and drive to Detroit's famous Woodward avenue to watch colorful floats, marching bands and live entertainment march along three miles of Woodward Avenue

  • 8:45 am the parade will be ready to go at Woodward and Kirby. The parade will continue down Woodward for about an hour and half along the three mile route until it reaches the finish line near One Campus Martius.


Where to Watch the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Whitney: Enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving brunch that includes parade seating along Woodward Avenue. EARLY reservations required.

Arrive between 7:00-7:30 Brunch Service will begin at 7:45. (All access roads to The Whitney are closed at 7:30am.) Please be aware that that all Parade viewing is outdoors, guests must exit the building during the Parade.

Get your tickets early!


Detroit Thanksgiving Grandstand Map and Parade Route


We created the map above of the APPROXIMATE grandstand ticket regions. We thought it might be helpful as we researched where we wanted to sit to view the parade. 


Don't Want to Stand? Get Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade Grandstand Tickets

Don't want to stand?  The parade is free to attend, but if you want to sit in elevated grandstands, you can purchase grandstand tickets

Ticket prices range from $60 to $70. The grandstands are located all along the route. We recommend getting there early as thousands of people attend this parade!


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