Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day 2017 – Thursday 23rd November 2017

Details for 2017 coming soon…

The Plymouth Barbican has strong ties with America. The famous Mayflower ship in 1620 set sail with 102 passengers and 30 crew members for America. These pilgrims settled on what is know as Plymouth, Massachusetts. You can read more about this remarkable journey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayflower.

In America, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition traces its origins to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts.

Thanksgiving Day – Plymouth 2015

This year the illuminate and Thanksgiving event is being held on Thursday 26th November, starting 4.45pm at the Mayflower Steps. Full details on the poster below and more on VisitPlymouth’s Event Page…

Plymouth Thanksgiving and Illuminate event 2015

Thanksgiving Day – Plymouth 2014

PHOTOS: Thanksgiving and Christmas Light Switch On 2014

Thanksgiving Ceremony and Christmas Light Switch on – 27th November 2014…

This year we have the Thanksgiving Ceremony and Christmas lights switch on being held on Thursday 27th November 2014.The Plymouth Waterfront Partnership and Lord Mayor’s Parlour will mark the annual Thanksgiving ceremony by laying a wreath at the historic Barbican Mayflower Steps at 5.30pm

Soon after a traditional carol service on the Barbican Parade will begin to launch ‘Christmas in the harbour’. Visitors will also see a large ‘Mayflower’ themed Christmas tree on the Barbican parade.

The Christmas tree lights will be switched on around 6pm and be followed by more carol singing, readings, poems and a visit from a special guest, the man himself, Santa :).

This event will create a warm festive family atmosphere on the Barbican and Sutton Harbour.

Thanksgiving Day – Plymouth 2013

See full details of Thanksgiving Day on the Plymouth Barbican…

Thanksgiving Day – Plymouth 2012

Dave Saunders has the following update for this years thanksgiving days celebrations:

Thursday November 22th 2012 at Plymouth Guildhall for a short flag raising ceremony with the Plymouth Pipe Band, a bugler from 6 rifles, Captain Stracener from the US Embassy (tbc), HMS Drake + a local school band playing the Star Spangled Banner. There will be about 40 local schoolchildren present. The entire Mayoral team and local Councillors will be present. More to come…..

Beryl the Bus to Barbican.

Then on to the Mayflower Steps at the Barbican for a 30 minute ceremony to mark the sailing of the Mayflower to the United States and celebrate American Thanksgiving here in Plymouth. A couple of speeches from visitors. Gary Platts plays Star Spangled Banner (Hendrix Style) Saggy Bottom Boys play the Janner Song. The Fisherman’s Arms will be hosting a lunch after.

Local pubs and restaurants will be serving special American theme food all day and traditional “Turkey Dinner” in the evenings.

Thanksgiving Day – Plymouth 2011

click to read Details and events taking place in Thanksgiving Day 2011…
A popular event organised by David Saunders

Thursday November 24th 2011 at Plymouth Guildhall with the Plymouth Pipe Band and HMS Drake + Very Special Guests

Then on to the Mayflower Steps at the Barbican for a 30 minute ceremony to mark the sailing of the Mayflower to the United States and celebrate American Thanksgiving here in Plymouth

Local pubs and restaurants will be serving special American theme food all day and traditional “Turkey Dinner” in the evenings.

Americans in the UK welcome

Links: www.thanksgivingplymouth.com / Facebook Group: Thanksgiving Plymouth

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