Boy, have we been missing out! We’ve lived in the Philadelphia region for 12+ years, yet every year we’ve headed home for the holidays to visit family… until this year! Last week, we had the pleasure of setting up shop at the 93rd Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. The warm fall day was filled with colorful floats that bobbed up and down Benjamin Franklin Parkway. We spotted a familiar array of faces, ranging from Sid the Science Kid, Frosty the Snowman, St. Nick, Mrs. Claus, Disney’s Goofy, a Yellow Submarine, Mr. Potato Head and more. In between floats, we enjoyed routines from marching bands, cheerleaders and pop stars in the making. We also got a chuckle or two from the circus clowns. In the middle of the revelry we invented a fashionable holiday tradition that involved doling out “best” and “worst” marching band uniforms. (All in good fun, of course!)
The Thanksgiving Parade kicked off a jam-packed day of adventures, including Mama Devil’s Holiday Feast at Devil’s Alley, the debut of the Christmas Village and a trip to see the Comcast Holiday Spectacular. For parade photos, check out our album below. For photos of the village, light show and other free holiday fun, keep watch for a future blog post.
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