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Philly Trivia: Which Department Store was the First to Sponsor a Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Posted by Admin PhillyLiving on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 6:13am.

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Philadelphia’s Gimbels was the first department store to sponsor the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1920. The tradition continued for more than 65 years, making it the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving Day parade as Macy’s did not begin to sponsor until 1924. Go Philly!

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