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Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is back
Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty attends the 100th 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 28, 2019. Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images
Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty attends the 100th 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 28, 2019. Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images

Floats and giant balloons will return to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this Thanksgiving.

What's happening: The 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is set for 9am on Nov. 25, the television station and Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday.

Flashback: The Philadelphia parade — hailed as the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country — was canceled last year and went virtual after the city nixed all large events due to the pandemic.

What they're saying: "We're here to say it's back and it's live," said Bernie Prazenica, president and general manager of 6ABC, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

  • Kenney told 6ABC that the parade "means a lot to the kids because it's fun for them. And it means a lot to the parents and grandparents because they can remember when they were kids, and it just keeps families together."
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