The 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade serves as the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season — and it’s one of Philadelphia’s most beloved traditions.
The city streets make way for massive floats and giant balloons, plus local performers from choirs, dance groups, marching bands and more. And Santa himself arrives in grand fashion, ushering Philadelphia into the holiday season.
Now in its 96th year, the annual Thanksgiving Day parade promises another visual and celebratory feast. Here’s why it’s more than worth it to bundle up, grab the kids or a group of friends and head out for an early holiday treat.