Milwaukee Holiday Parade Is This Saturday

The Milwaukee Holiday Parade downtown is now in its 89th year.

The parade features approximately 100 units and will take about 90 minutes to pass a given point.

Highlights this Saturday will include 15 award winning bands, up to 400 foot tall helium balloons and costumed characters including the Racing Sausages.

The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Kilbourn Avenue and Astor Street at 9:30 a.m. 

The march continues west to Old World 3rd Street where it turns left and continues south to Wisconsin Avenue ending as the Shopes of Grand Avenue on the corner of Old World 3rd and Wisconsin Avenue around 11 a.m.

From its start in 1927, the Milwaukee Holiday Parade remains a treasured Wisconsin tradition.

Johnson Controls workers will be out in force collecting cash and canned items for Hunger Task Force.

Over the past several years, volunteers have collected tens of thousand of pounds of food.

"This is the 10th year in a row that Johnson Controls is collecting food and cash during the parade," Associate Producer Kathy Neuberger says. "Thanksgiving is the week following the parade and the food collection is the perfect way to get everyone in the spirit of the season."

Brother and sister organizing duo John DeGrace and Suzanne Spaeth will be our special live guests Thursday on the CBS 58 News at 4 p.m. 

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