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The Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade Committee is pleased to announce the 40th annual MH Thanksgiving Parade to be held on Sunday, November 20th, 2016 (Rain Date – Sunday, November 27th) from Noon to 3:00pm. The parade route will be along Frankford Ave.

 The parade committee decided on the theme of “40 Years of Memories” to celebrate the community and all of the local business who have been the financial backbone of our neighborhood. Parade committee member Peter McDermott states, “Many generations have come to “The Avenue” for this fun-filled family event each November whether they still live here, or have since moved away. It’s a Northeast Philadelphia tradition.”

 Due to their tireless commitment to theneighborhood of Mayfair and to the MayfairHolmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, we will be honoring the Gilbert family of Mayfair Shop N Bag as our Grand Marshals! The Gilbert family has been a staple in the community for many years.

 As in past years, there will be an announcer and a performance area at the intersection of Frankford Ave and Knorr St where participants will have the opportunity to perform for two to three minutes for the crowds. There is also an opportunity for the local community to enter in their own home made floats to show off their community pride. As always, children are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa to be collected by Santa’s Elves at the end of the parade.


  1. Nice now. Until the minorities take over Mayfair. Then watch the crime rate skyrocket and family’s/businesses vacate Mayfair pronto!!!! AND IT WILL HAPPEN!!!!! everything they touch turns to ….!

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