Cecily Tynan, Rick Williams and the rest of the 6abc team kicked off Philadelphia's favorite holiday tradition.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The sun shined down on the Ben Franklin Parkway Thursday for the 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Day Parade.
"I'm here with my mom and my dad, we come down here every year," said Tailyor Kuser of Boyertown.
"Philadelphia is the best for Thanksgiving, 4th of July, anything you can think of, Philadelphia is the best," said Sharnell Graham of North Carolina.
This is the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the nation, now in its 104th year.
"Zach loves the parade, we come every year. We missed last year because he had surgery, so we didn't want to miss it this year," said Katie Plunkett of Bridesburg, with her son Zach.
There were eight marching bands, 15 floats and 14 balloons.
The Village People led the crowd in "Y.M.C.A."
Mickey and Minnie sent their Thanksgiving love to spectators lining the route.
Generation after generation, many families keep coming back.
"We come every year since I was little," said Erin Kulp of Feasterville, sitting near her father and her son.
"It's a family tradition that I had growing up here in Philly. I wanted to bring my daughter here so she can experience that same tradition," said Yah Williams of Dover, smiling at her daughter.
"Honestly, I think it's kind of appreciating everything Philadelphia stands for, whether it's Eagles pride or whether it's the Phillies. There's so much to be proud of in the city, so much to be thankful for," said Sydney Bolden of East Falls.