Thanksgiving Day Parade Map, Info and Fun Facts
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From the 6ABC Press Release:
Start your Thanksgiving Day with Philadelphia’s #1 family tradition—ONLY on 6abc! The 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade, now in the 96th year and going strong, kicks off Thursday November 26 8:30am with a half hour preview show followed by three hours of parade action! Action News’ Rick Williams and Cecily Tynan will co-host the broadcast, with Adam Joseph, Karen Rogers and Alicia Vitarelli LIVE along the parade route. Good Morning America’s meteorologist, Rob Marciano, is making his 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade debut. In addition to being featured in the parade, Rob Marciano will provide live hits during Good Morning America starting at 7am.
Also new this year, will be our Honorary Grand Marshal, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup MVP Carli Lloyd. Joining the 2015 star-studded line up will be five-time Grammy Award winning artist Dionne Warwick along with her son Damon, the “Queen of Scream” from “So You Think You Can Dance?” Mary Murphy, and the Red Land Little League U.S. World The 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is known for having ‘something for everyone’ with 16 giant balloons, 10 festive balloons, 17 floats, 14 marching bands from across our nation, 34 performances as well as fan favorites from music, stage and screen. Music performances include, American Idol Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson, double- platinum celebrated artist, Al B Sure presented by Old School 100.3, local favorite, Lauren Hart and actress and singer, Tichina Arnold. Additional entertainment will include, Jerry Blavat, USO Show Troupe, Maria from of The Sound of Music, the cast from Pippin, Disney characters including Elsa.
Additional appearances include the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and The Philadelphia Soulmates. Also appearing, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2016, Allie Nault, Miss New Jersey, Miss Delaware, Miss Pennsylvania, Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen, the students from the Creative and Performing Arts High School, The Parade Youth Choir and the All-Star Tap Dance Team.
Family Fun at the A.C. Moore Parade Zone OVAL / Eakins Oval 8:30AM-12NOON
During our preshow, viewers will be given a chance to win gift cards valued at $500 from A.C. Moore. Then at 9:00AM, Thursday, November 26, 2015 and ending approximately 12:00PM, Thursday, November 26, 2015, viewers of the parade will be given a chance to win more great prizes just for watching the parade. We’ll be giving viewers a keyword to text into our special number 55678 or email Cyber6@abc.com during the parade. We will draw random winners each time to win fabulous prizes including: A Cinderella themed Disney Charm Bracelet from PANDORA, courtesy of KING OF PRUSSIA, CHERRY HILL, and QUAKER BRIDGE MALL PANDORA STORES, valued at one thousand dollars, a year’s supply of coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, 10 tickets to the Eagles/Redskins game on December 26th plus a tailgate courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts, and our GRAND PRIZE will be a trip for 6 to Florida. This will include round trip air transportation, hotel accommodations at Loews Miami Beach and a $500 Visa gift card for ground transportation, courtesy of VISITFLORIDA.com
Along with enjoying the parade festivities, families are encouraged to help support the 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Holiday Food Drive by bringing a can of food to the parade for collection by the Boy Scouts along the parade route.
Complete details on the 6abc Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade can be found at the station’s website, www.6abc.com
Red from Fraggle Rock
My Little Pony
Mr. Potato Head Fireman
Thomas the Tank
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Bubbles the Goldfish