in Philadelphia 2016
Celebrate the long weekend with parades, dinners, holiday attractions and more
Philadelphia goes big for the Thanksgiving holiday with a spectacular citywide celebration.
Kick-off the holiday with the 97th annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest parade of its kind in the nation. The 1.4-mile parade down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway features gigantic balloons, celebrity appearances, local performers and festive floats.
You’ll give thanks for Philadelphia’s fantastic restaurants as many are offering delicious Thanksgiving dinners to help you avoid the stress of cooking and cleaning for the holiday.
Thanksgiving also means the official start of the holidays, and a number of the season’s fabulous holiday traditions – including the Macy’s Christmas Light Show and the Comcast Holiday Spectacular — begin either on or around Thanksgiving. Stay in the city with the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package™ to explore the city’s holiday lights, pop-up shops and traditional holiday attractions throughout the weekend.
Read on for more Thanksgiving holiday fun in Philadelphia.