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Once in a lifetime opportunity, getting to take Elmo down State Street at the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade. - anyone over 18 can do it!

Rocky J. Squirrel flying down State Street in downtown Chicago during the 2011 McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade - presented by Kobelco Construction Machinery.

For years, Sesame Street's Big Bird, the world's most famous 8-foot, 2-inch big yellow bird has entertained millions of children and their parents with his wide eyed wondering at the world. In the parade he was even bigger, reaching 60-feet in the air! In 2011, Big Bird was presented by New Holland Agriculture.

Bob the Builder has been in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade in 2009 and 2010. Here, Bob is just starting down the State Street in 2010, being presented by New Holland Construction.