By Edward Cardenas

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – The Parade Company announced Tuesday the celebrities who will appear in the 88th America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture.

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Grand Marshals Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White will lead the parade down Woodward Avenue Thanksgiving morning and will be joined by stars including Big Sean, Vanilla Ice and Nicole Curtis.

“Every year celebrities travel from across the nation to take part in our beloved tradition of America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van,” said Tony Michaels, president & CEO, The Parade Company in a release. “We are proud to welcome an amazing group of individuals and look forward to celebrating with them on Woodward Avenue Thanksgiving morning.”

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The celebrities who will be in the parade include:

  • Big Sean, the  Award-winning and Grammy-nominated rapper, singer and songwriter. He is a BET Award and Billboard Music Award winner with over 10 million records sold. A Detroit native, Sean continues to give back to his hometown community and those in need through his non-profit, the Sean Anderson Foundation,
  • Nicole Curtis, the host of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict” who is a Michigan native,
  • Vanilla Ice, the rapper, actor and  host of the “Vanilla Ice Project” on DIY Network,
  • Hilary Farr, an international home designer and co-host of HGTV’s “Love It or List It,”
  • Olivia Millerschin, a singer, songwriter and quarter finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,”
  •  2014 Miss Michigan KT Maviglia,
  • Love Dollhouse, a Detroit R&B Girl Group,
  • Hooper , the official mascot of the Detroit Pistons,
  • PAWS, the official mascot to the Detroit Tigers,
  • Roary, the official mascot of the Detroit Lions,
  • And Santa Claus.

The parade steps off at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Kirby, adjacent to the Detroit Institute of Arts in Midtown, and end at Congress just south of Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit. This year’s theme is “Walking on Sunshine.”

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The parade is free to the public, and a limited amount of grandstand tickets are now available for purchase starting at $40. For more information, visit