Photo(s) Of The Day: Happy Thanksgiving, Philadelphia! Don’t Miss the 93rd Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 2012 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is going to be another can't-miss visual spectacle bursting with festive floats, giant balloons, costumed characters and marching bands. Happy Thanksgiving! (Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We’d like to wish all of you a very happy — and delicious — Thanksgiving! Know that while we’re thankful for so many things this year, we’re especially thankful for you, our wonderful and passionate readers!

Whether you’re in Philadelphia or out of town this holiday weekend, be sure to enjoy a delicious feast, quality time with friends and family and whatever else contributes to a special holiday for you.

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy your Turkey Day meal without the dish duty, check out our roundup of where to eat Thanksgiving dinner at restaurants in Philadelphia.

Make it a Thanksgiving to remember by tuning into the parade in person, online or on TV. (Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC)
The 1.4-mile 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day parade is the oldest in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition. (Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC)

And, of course, tune into the 93rd Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade whether you’re watching in person, on TV or online.

This year's parade will feature a swanky 1920s speakeasy in front of the PMA when 70 performers dressed as gangsters and flappers from the National Constitution Center present a toe-tapping two-and-a-half minute number to jazz standards. (Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC)

We’ve included a helpful interactive map of the parade route, below.

Happy Thanksgiving from Uwishunu!

2012 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade
When: Thursday, November 22, begins at 8:30 a.m and ends around noon
Where: Begins at 20th Street and JFK Boulevard and ends at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Cost: Free
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  1. You make it look so beautiful. this 1 day out of 365 days. all families get together. all happy. some people are cooking some people are mixing drinks kicking back relaxing watching the parade watching the football game. but only if you knew. what some people called Thanksgiving Day. 1 of the most miserable day. just like the birth of our God Christmas. I would give everything in the world to have Thanksgiving Day. I sitting here looking at your beautiful pictures in your comments. in my house all alone once again TV dinners. I hope 1 day I can have a Thanksgiving Day like you. may God bless you and your family and all your love ones. and I wish everyday is a Thanksgiving Day your family. good job.. what I would give to have Thanksgiving bless you. I hope 1 day to bless me… it looks also for real. and I know it really happens. I never felt.

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