PLYMOUTH - There are so many different celebrations that help to make Thanksgiving what it is for so many people. There is the classic tradition of getting together with your family to eat a delicious home-cooked meal with turkey as the centerpiece.
There are also traditions that come on a more national stage like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that takes place in New York and the games that are played by the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys every fourth Thursday in November. But it stands to reason that there would be myriad traditions that take place in the city where Thanksgiving started.
After all, New York City is not the only location in the U.S. that has a parade on Thanksgiving. Plymouth also boasts a parade of its own. The only catch, the parade, along with many other Plymouth celebrations of the holiday, will occur this weekend, according to 95.9 WATD. Rather than on the actual date of Thanksgiving. Tomorrow at 11 a.m., the parade will begin with nineteen individual floats and a number of performers.
The cherry on top is the appearance of Santa Claus at the end of the parade. Marching bands will also be present during the celebration. There are two special floats in the parade this year, as well. One has been designed to honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day and another was created to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Additionally, on Saturday, there will be a program known as Illuminate Thanksgiving. With music and dance peppering the candle-lighting event, it will be a very beautiful sight to see in the evening on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Throughout this entire day, a festival, including a play area for children and a number of food trucks, will be set up in the center of Plymouth. While the story of Thanksgiving is one that is not necessarily what we were taught that it was, there is no denying that Plymouth played a role in the occasion. Now, Thanksgiving is purely a beacon of good and it is always fun to honor it in such a way. Only six more days until Turkey Day!
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