After 108 years, the Chicago Cubs celebrated their World Series championship in the grandest way possible - 23 Double Decker buses traveling from the "The Friendly Confines" to Grand Park! This was declared a city-wide holiday. With 5 million people attending it became the 7th largest gathering in history! The parade went through downtown and ended roughly seven miles south in Grant Park, where a rally started in the early afternoon.
Chicago enjoyed a jubilant victory party for long-suffering baseball fans, whose Cubs hadn’t won a World Series title in more than a century, with a parade through downtown on Friday, November 4, 2016.
Estimates of crowd size were as high as five million in all - more than the city’s total population.
Joe Ricketts hoists the World Series trophy atop a bus driving past Wrigley Field during a World Series victory parade for the Chicago Cubs on November 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs won their first World Series championship in 108 years, defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 on Wednesday.
Buses carrying the Chicago Cubs move down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile as they celebrate winning the team’s first World Series in 108 years during a victory parade in Chicago, November 4, 2016.