Photos: Chicago Thanksgiving Parade kicks off

November 24, 2011

The 78th annual McDonalds Thanksgiving kicked off Thursday morning on State Street downtown.

The parade route stretched from Congress to Randolph. Chicagoans and visitors were greeted by a massive turkey ,Garfield the cat and several marching bands.  The parade's Grand Marshal was actress Holland Taylor from "The Practice."

Flickrites were on hand to catch the fun moments: