Everything You Need to know about the Thanksgiving Parade Tomorrow

How to watch, where it starts, and what to expect tomorrow.

November 21, 2018

All you need to know for the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia tomorrow.

When: The parade begins at 8:30 A.M. and ends at noon.

Where: The parade begins at John F. Kennedy Boulevard and 20th Street, heads east to 16th street, where it then follows the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Art where the parade ends, and the performances take place.

How to watch: The best place to watch would be at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the south side. If you want to see the performances, you should find your way to the Art Museum. On TV check out 6 ABC in Philadelphia.


Special guests for the parade: Gritty, American Idol Finalists: Catie Turner, Michael Woodard, and Justin Guarini, The cast of Walnut Street Theatre’s Matilda, Broadway’s Anastasia, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Miss Saigon, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Miss America 2019 Mia Franklin from New York, Eagles Cheerleaders, the Pennsylvania Ballet, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Roads Closed for the parade beginning Wednesday, Nov. 21:
JFK Boulevard from 19th Street to 30th Street (both sides of the street)
20th Street from Market Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Arch Street between 19th and 22nd Streets
Race Street between 16th and 17th Streets
17th Street from Vine Street to Race Street
Eastbound lanes of Vine Street from 15th Street to 17th Street
Market Street from 19th to 21st Streets will be closed from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

Where to park: Metered parking is free on Thanksgiving Day or you can check out parking garages here. 

Septa will be running on a Sunday Schedule