America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration & Parade

Downtown Plymouth & Waterfront
Court, Main, and Water Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-1818

Friday, November 20, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 2020

Join the excitement this year at one of the TOP 20 Massachusetts USA Events & Festivals! The festivities begin Friday with Concerts, then with Saturday's Opening Ceremonies at 10:30am on Cole's Hill, and at 11am the Annual Thanksgiving Parade (America's only historically accurate chronological parade), which begins at the corner of Nelson and Court Street. The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage. For 20 years, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have traveled to the historic Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront to experience a bounty of authentic Americana. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth.
Please remember the less fortunate in our community and bring along items (juice & drink mix,peanut butter,powdered milk,tomato/pasta sauce,hot & cold cereals,canned fruits,rice,pasta,beans,canned veggies,toiletries) for the Stuff the Train during the parade.
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Illuminate Thanksgiving, Sunday, November 22 at 5pm-7pm - Plymouth 400, Inc. presents Illuminate Thanksgiving Festival: “One Small Candle” Ceremony - 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! Join us for an inspirational program of music, live art, and a special candle lighting ceremony. Held at The National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse/First Parish Church, 19 Town Square, Plymouth, MA and followed by a lighted procession to the Plymouth Waterfront for the main stage program and the "One Small Candle" Ceremony.

Also check the Plymouth 400 Inc. website at for more events on:
November 23 & 24: Thanksgiving Festival Events
November 25: Illuminate Thanksgiving Main Event