TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Which Department Store Created the First Thanksgiving Day Parade?

November 23, 2010 ( - What department store created the first Thanksgiving Day Parade in the United States?


Answer:  Gimbels 

The idea of a department-store parade originated in 1920 with Gimbels Department Store in Philadelphia.  Macy’s did not start a parade until 1924.  Gimbels was also once the largest department store chain in the country.