The oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the country continued its tradition today in Philadelphia.
The big show went off, despite a surprise visitor: some snow.
Among those walking the route was balloon handler Harry Foster, who had a rope in his grip that reached up to a five-story-high Mr. Potatohead.
“It’s actually pretty fun,” he said. “It’s something really hard but it’s a good time. It’s just exciting to be in the Thanksgiving parade.”
Another marcher was Chris Scaramuzzo, who wrangled a toy train balloon with a dozen new friends.
“It’s really cool, ’cause you really have to hold it and move it around,” he said. “You feel the tug. You kind of feel, if everyone else let go, you would be up in the air.”
As for the weather, Christina Koharchick from California summed it up.
“What’s it like being in Philadelphia on Thanksgiving? Cold.”