Best Thanksgiving Day Parades
Before you sit down for a turkey feast with family and friends, get in the holiday spirit at a Thanksgiving Day parade complete with giant balloons, festive floats and marching bands.
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Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Giant balloon puppets debuted at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade back in 1927. Today, the annual event is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the U.S.
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Houston's H-E-B Holiday Parade
Participants strike a pose in Houston's annual Thanksgiving celebration, which we’ve voted among the top Thanksgiving Day parades.
McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade
America's Thanksgiving Parade
Carolinas' Carrousel Parade
Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade
So what is the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving parade? Head to Philadelphia to find out! The 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade started in 1920, sponsored by a popular department store of the day.
America's Hometown Parade
Upping the ante, America’s Hometown Parade, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, bills itself as "America’s only historically accurate, chronological parade." Inspired by the Pilgrims’ establishment of Plymouth Colony, the parade foregoes giant balloons of popular characters for parade features based on the history of the U.S., from the 1600s up to the present, with a Santa Claus float at the end.