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Old 12-08-2016, 12:22 PM
 
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Chicago has huge Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, St Patrick's Day, Gay Pride and Bud Billiken (back to school) Parades.

I believe the Bud Billiken parade is the largest in the city, followed by the Pride Parade. Both of those are well over a million.
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Old 12-09-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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I was in Austin TX one Thanksgiving weekend and there was a "Blue Santa" parade -- I think there is one in San Antonio, too. What is that about? It was a cool parade.



In San Antonio the day after Thanksgiving the Holiday River Parade starts off the holidays as 1.4 million lights illuminate the River Walk and decorated floats wind through the river. Blue Santa is the SAPD and volunteers collecting food, clothes, toys and monetary donations for families who struggle to make ends meet during the holidays.


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Old 12-12-2016, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Seattle has their huge Macy's Christmas Parade and Seafair Torchlight Parade.
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Old 12-12-2016, 04:13 AM
 
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Hollywood Christmas Parade was probably better back in the day than now.
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Obviously, this is a little later in the year, but the St. Patrick's Day parades in Savannah and Cleveland are MASSIVE.
That is interesting! A friend of mine was living in Kentucky, in a rural area. She is from a big NJ Irish Catholic family, and she asked the people she worked with if there was a St. Patrick's Day parade anywhere around. She was met with blank stares. Most of them didn't know what St. Patrick's Day was.
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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New York City, Chicago, and Boston have three largest St. Patrick's Day parades in the country.

New York City and Boston are obvious to me because of their historically large and well-known Irish immigrant populations, but I knew about Chicago because I've watched the move The Fugitive several times!
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