Parade Company announces celebrity line up

Published On: Nov 15 2012 07:07:37 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 15 2012 07:08:09 AM EST

The Parade Company has announced an incredible celebrity and all-star line-up for this year's parade, including Olympic stars and popular entertainers.

Grand Marshals Congressman John Dingell and Debbie Dingell will lead the beloved parade past some of Detroit's most historic landmarks including the Fox Theatre, Comerica Park and the Madison Building.

Stars that will shine in America's Thanksgiving Parade 

2012 Grand Marshals

Congressman John Dingell & Debbie Dingell 

2012 USA Olympic Champions

Alex Morgan-US Women's National Soccer Team, 2012 Olympic gold medalist

Nathan Adrian-American swimmer, record holder and three-time Olympic medalist

Allison Schmitt-American swimmer and six time Olympic medalist

Tucker Dupree-One of the top blind swimmers in America, gold medalist and record holder

Peter Vanderkaay-American swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist

Tyler Clary-American swimmer, Olympic gold medalist and Olympic record holder 

Parade Celebrities

Ashanti-Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and author

Ray Scott-Detroit Pistons great and Michigan Sports Hall of Famer

Jason Earles-Actor and comedian known for his roles in Disney's Hanna Montana & Kickin' It

Mateen Cleaves-Michigan State University's only three-time All-American in basketball

Dave Hester-Reality TV star of A&E's Storage Wars

Lomas Brown-Detroit Lions' great and one of the NFL's premier offensive tackles

Miss Michigan America Angela Venditti

Santa Claus

Miss Michigan USA Jaclyn Schultz




Strawberry Shortcake


Despicable Me II Minions 

The parade will step-off at Woodward Avenue and Mack on Thursday, November 22 and will end at Woodward Ave. and Congress in downtown Detroit. The two-hour Parade will be featured on WDIV-TV Local 4, including a one-hour national broadcast reaching more than 140 major cities across the country.

Special Coverage: America's Thanksgiving Parade


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