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99 YEARS AND COUNTING!

Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 22, 2018

Hello and welcome to the 99th Anniversary of the 6 ABC / Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade - the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Country! The parade will be held on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

Currently we are accepting applications for volunteers to serve as balloon handlers, clowns, banner carriers, a limited number of float escorts and our parade day management team (Executive Volunteers).

Planning for the 99th edition of the 6 ABC/ Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving day Parade is in full swing and this includes you as a potential volunteer for the parade.

It is important that you read all aspects of job descriptions for each position, and we trust that you will follow the registration process accordingly!

Once you register on this page, you will receive an auto-generated email confirming receipt of your registration from our volunteer email address. DO NOT reply to the email, as our volunteer office will not open until October 1 - BUT, we are opening the registration site now for convenience and planning. Deadline to register is Oct 31, 2018.

If you plan to register as a balloon handler, note that (for this year) NEW BALLOON HANDLERS ONLY must attend a mandatory training session that has been scheduled for the morning of Saturday, November 3, 2018 at WPVI- TV (6ABC) at 10:00AM (If you have participated in the past as a balloon handler, required training will take place every other year - so you will not be required to be trained this year)

Attention Executive Volunteers:

If you plan to register as an Executive Volunteer, a Mandatory meeting has been scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in Center City Philadelphia at 6:30 PM. Make a note in your date book now!!!!

Executive Volunteers parade day report time: 5:00AM Thanksgiving morning.

PLEASE NOTE: As stated above, our volunteer office will not open until October 1, 2018, and we have opened this registration web-site up many months earlier than usual for your convenience, so between now and then, register - get your friends and family - your co-workers to register for the time of your life!!!!

We thank you so much for being a part of our volunteer team and get ready to have an amazing time on THANKSGIVING DAY!!!!

Now let’s get started...

Please read the following volunteer areas that are available for parade day so you can make a wise decision as to the capacity and nature you would like to serve as a volunteer!


Now choose a button below to begin your registration process

• DO NOT register yourself more than once.
DO NOT register as both a general volunteer and an executive volunteer - you must choose ONE and only ONE category!


PLEASE READ ALL WORDS, DESCRIPTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO REGISTERING!

PLEASE ALSO – ONLY REGISTER ONCE (EITHER AS A GENERAL OR EXECUTIVE VOLUNTEER, not both.)


You must be at least 14 years of age to be a GENERAL volunteer.

Register Here For:
• CLOWNS
• FLOAT ESCORTS
• BALLOON HANDLERS
• BANNER CARRIERS

You must be at least 18 years of age to be an EXECUTIVE volunteer.

Register Here For:
ASSEMBLY TEAM • BALLOON COORDINATOR • BALLOON CAPTAIN • BAND COORDINATOR • BAND CAPTAIN • DISPERSAL TEAM • FLOAT CAPTAIN • SONESTA HOTEL OPERATIONS TEAM • SHERATON PHILADELPHIA CITY CENTER HOTEL TEAM • SPECIAL UNIT COORDINATOR • SPECIAL UNIT CAPTAIN
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You must be at least 14 years of age to be a SPONSORED volunteer.

Register Here For:
SPONSORED BALLOON HANDLERS
SPONSORED BANNER CARRIERS
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