Latest Parades News

Children's Wisconsin treating 7 victims from parade crash

Nov. 28, 2021 16:34 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven patients injured in last weekend's Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee are still being treated at Children's Wisconsin after a ninth patient was released Sunday, hospital officials said. The facility originally received 16 patients after...

Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2021 19:58 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of U.S. families — including his own. ...

Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns, with all the trimmings

Nov. 25, 2021 13:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons once again wafted through miles of Manhattan, wrangled by costumed handlers. High school and college marching bands from around the country were back, and so were the crowds at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. After being crimped by the...

Alabama band to make its debut appearance in Macy's parade

Nov. 25, 2021 01:09 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band will be making its first appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The Tuscaloosa News reports that the band is scheduled to play “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and...

Detroit Thanksgiving day parade to see stepped-up security

Nov. 24, 2021 17:32 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The 95th America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit will step off Thursday morning with beefed up security in place along the route. Major intersections along Woodward Avenue will see heavier police protection following the deaths of six people and...

Performers gear up for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up in Chicago, Broadway star Brittney Mack faithfully watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV after fulfilling her own parade duties. Now she's getting ready to bundle up, hit the streets of Manhattan and be part of the big one for the first time. ...

'Glue me back together': Online pleas to aid parade victims

Nov. 23, 2021 19:51 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Friends and families of the roughly 60 people, including many children, hit by an SUV that sped through a Christmas parade in a suburban Milwaukee downtown say many suffered life-threatening injuries. One of them, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, died on...

Pope after US Christmas parade crash: May good overcome evil

Nov. 23, 2021 13:40 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis sent his condolences Tuesday to the victims of the Christmas parade crash in Wisconsin that killed five people and said he was praying for “spiritual strength which triumphs over violence and overcomes evil with good.” The Vatican secretary...

Milwaukee's 'Dancing Grannies' devastated by parade crash

Nov. 23, 2021 01:02 AM EST

The short skirts. The sparkly pompoms. The sassy hip sways. The grandchildren. They are the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a marching, dancing holiday fixture in Wisconsin for nearly 40 years, and a joyful twist on America’s expectations that parades are supposed to...

County Democrat loses job over Waukesha, Rittenhouse tweets

Nov. 22, 2021 17:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The social media manager for the Democratic Party in DuPage County outside Chicago was removed from her position after posting tweets on Monday in which she compared the driver of an SUV that plowed into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee to Kyle Rittenhouse. ...