The oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country was held in Philadelphia. The parade took its new route down JFK Boulevard and up the Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum where the grand finale was held.
Thousands of children and their parents lined the parade route to see the likes of Kermit the Frog and Fred Flintstone among others in five-story high helium balloons. The parade also included an assortment of floats and marching bands which filled the route.
Of course the end included Santa Claus kicking off the official holiday season.