The annual Illuminate event will honor the Plymouth 400 theme of Thanksgiving and inspire communities to illuminate their lives and the lives of others as we enter the countdown to the Plymouth 400 Commemoration—An American Story, A National Legacy!
Plymouth 400, Inc. presents Illuminate Thanksgiving
The annual Illuminate event will honor the Plymouth 400 theme of Thanksgiving and inspire communities to illuminate their lives and the lives of others as we enter the countdown to the
Plymouth 400 Commemoration—An American Story, A National Legacy!
The program begins in Plymouth’s Town Square with a program inside the National Pilgrim Memorial Meeting House presented by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants before a Lighted Procession to the Waterfront. Followed by an inspirational main stage program, footsteps from Plymouth Rock.
This FREE Plymouth 400 Event is all about youth and celebrates positivity, inclusivity and the act of giving thanks and giving back to the community!
Festive Procession of Lights from Town Square to Plymouth Waterfront featuring hundreds of lanterns made and carried by Plymouth Public School students, lighted drum line, Pilgrims Progress
Waterfront stage performances including student vocal groups, dance, and inspirational speakers
”One Small Candle” Award Ceremony
”Who Illuminates Your Life” Essay Contest presentation
"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!"