Philadelphia – Thanksgiving

November 21, 2023

    Dear Mooviters, 

    Whether you’re heading home to loved ones or exploring the city, stay on track with our Thanksgiving transit updates. Discover the latest routes, schedules, and helpful tips to make your holiday commute a breeze. 

    Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day Parade:

    🦃 Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 23rd, SEPTA will operate a modified schedule. Metro and Regional Rail routes will operate a Sunday schedule. 

    🥁 The 6abc Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 8:30 am on Thanksgiving day. The Parade begins at 20th and JFK Boulevard, turning LEFT on 16th Street to the Ben Franklin Parkway. The parade turns left on the Parkway to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    🧭️ To get to the parade on SEPTA – ride Regional Rail to Suburban Station, Trolley to 19th or 22nd Street Stations, Market-Frankford Line to 15th Street, Broad Street Line to City Hall, or Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 or 48 (be aware of detours).

    🛑 Street Closures: Streets on and around the parade route will be closed. Closures start at midnight before the parade. Read below for full details.

    ⚠️ SEPTA Detours: SEPTA Bus Routes 2, 7, 17, 27, 31, 32, 33, 38, 43, 44, 48, 49, 124/125 and MFO will be detoured from their normal routes beginning at 8 am on Thursday, November 23 through approximately 2 pm. 

    Parade Road Closures and Times:

    Midnight – 12:00pm – 20th street between JFK Blvd and Market Street
    2:00am – 11:00am – 20th Street between Ben Franklin Parkway and Race Street
    5:00am – 12:00pm – 20th Street between JFK Blvd and Arch Street
    6:00am – 12:00pm – 20th Street between Market Street & the Ben Franklin Parkway
    8:00am – Full Parade Route
            JFK Boulevard – 30th St. TO 16th St.
            20th St. from Market to Ben Franklin Parkway
            16th St from JFL Blvd to Ben Franklin Parkway
            Ben Franklin Parkway to Art Museum

    Happy Thanksgiving, 

    The USA Moovit Team