November 21, 2022

America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade draws thousands to Plymouth

Music makers, floats and a host of activities made for another successful Thanksgiving parade in Plymouth Nov. 19.

PLYMOUTH − One of the best parts of Plymouth’s annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade is not always knowing who or what might be a part of it., and this year’s 26th annual event Saturday, Nov. 19, continued that tradition with appearances from Abe Lincoln, a walking cranberry in white overalls and Bruins legend Johnny Bucyk.

The Marine Corps did a flyover demonstration before the two-hour parade stepped off from near Plymouth Rock and continued along Water Street to Main and Court Streets before ending at the corner of Nelson Street.

Joining the cast of characters and honored participants, reenactors and marching bands lined the route and shared the space with an array of meticulously designed floats.

In addition to celebrating Pilgrim and Wampanoag history, several new floats highlighted other aspects of America’s history and achievements.



  • "In my opinion, this is the best Thanksgiving Parade in the nation. Every year has a well planned theme, and everything lines up with it. Top quality floats and bands, and quality people running it make it a real pleasure to help out, and make me proud to be a part of! I have lost count of the number of years I have done so with my family. Then there are concerts, and events, and demonstrations, and a Food Festival that make it a complete weekend celebration. Well worth my trip in from Pennsylvania this year!"
    ~ David Jehle
  • "Drove all the way from Virginia with two small children to be apart of the BEST Thanksgiving Celebration. So glad that the quality and continuity of this parade has been maintained at such a high standard over the years so my children will hopefully have the same wonderful memories of it during their childhood as I did!"
    ~ Lindsay Dingess
  • "The TD parade is one of my favorite events. Not enough superlatives to describe how wonderful the marching bands, floats etc are in America's home town parade. I would recommend to anyone to visit & enjoy this parade. It is volunteer and contribution generated so please donate generously to keep it as spectacular as it was this year! Thank you to all participants!"
    ~Yvette Bolduc Cingolani
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