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Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

Things to do, Festivals Benjamin Franklin Parkway , Ben Franklin Parkway - Kelly Drive Thursday November 25 2021 - Thursday November 27 2025 Free
4 out of 5 stars
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philly/J. Fusco

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

This is the oldest parade of its kind in the country (take that, Macy’s). Starting at 20th and Market streets and promenading along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the 1.4-mile procession includes lively floats and gigantic balloons that make their way along the route, stopping once in a while for spectators to have a good peek—or to give celebrity guests a chance to belt out a holiday tune. The spectacle ends with the arrival of Santa, a sure-fire sign that Christmas is just around the corner.


Venue name: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cross street: between N 16th St and Art Museum Dr
Price: Free

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