America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade

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The America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade is an annual parade held in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The parade, which began in 1996, is traditionally held the weekend before Thanksgiving and draws its name from the fact that Plymouth Colony was the landing point of the Pilgrims involved in the traditional "First Thanksgiving" in the early 1620s. Unlike most Thanksgiving parades, which include giant balloons of popular characters, the America's Hometown parade has a strict theme. Each element in the parade is based on the history of the United States and arranged in chronological order, with five divisions separated by century: the colonial period of the 1600s, the Revolutionary period of the 1700s, the Civil War and pioneer periods of the 1800s, military and automotive showcases from 1900s and 2000s, and the closing division, the last of which includes the traditional Santa Claus float.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Clark, Emily (2010-10-16). Thanksgiving parade plans underway. (GateHouse Media). Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  2. ^ Top 5 Thanksgiving Parade in the USA
  3. ^ Top 10 Thanksgiving Event in the USA

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