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Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition. 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.

The parade begins at 9am at 20th & Market Streets and continues along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway running through Logan Square, Center City West, and Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods.

So bundle up, grab the kids or a group of friends and head out for an early holiday treat. Additional event information is available on the official parade website.

Happy Thanksgiving!

How to get there

SEPTA will operate a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25).

Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 all serve the Parkway area. As does Route 49 - just look out for detours (see below). The Parkway is also an easy walk from Suburban Station if you're coming by Regional Rail or 19th Street or 22nd Street Stations if you come by Trolley. Take the Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street or Broad Street Line to City Hall. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to discover your best way there.

Due to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, some SEPTA Bus Routes will be detoured. Some detours begin Wednesday, 11/24 at 6p and continue through 3a on Thursday, 11/25:

ROUTES 31, 33, 38, 44, 124, 125, MFO

On Thanksgiving Day (11/25), detours begin at 3a and are scheduled to continue through 2p:

ROUTES 2, 7, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 43, 44, 48, 124, 125, MFO

You can always check System Status for real-time updates and service information across the SEPTA system. System Status is also available on your mobile device by downloading the official SEPTA App for iPhone and Android.

Fare

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you. ‚Äč

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