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Dora's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Airdate Monday, November 19, 2012 (Nickelodeon)
Thursday, November 22, 2012 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 7
Episode 12 (aired)
8 (produced)
Written by Jorge Aguirre
Storyboard by:
Bismark "Butch" Datuin
Clint Taylor
Directed by George Chialtas
Allan Jacobsen
Henry Lenardin-Madden
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Dora's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the 12th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 7.

In production order, it's the 8th episode of Season 7.



Everyone is looking forward for the big Thanksgiving Day parade and dinner, but when the Pirate Piggies accidentally float away on Dora's boat float, it's up to Dora and Boots to race all the way to Pumpkin Rock to rescue them and save Thanksgiving Day.

Places in this episode[]

  1. Apple Trees
  2. Corn Maze
  3. Pumpkin Rock


  1. Dora's House
  2. Town (where the Thanksgiving Parade takes place)



  • The episode's title is similar to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Swiper was about to walk away after they told him "Swiper, no swiping". But just as Dora tells Swiper that he should join in on the Thanksgiving dinner instead of swiping it instead, he feels better and immediately changed to his good side.
  • Dora and Boots sing the "Muchas Gracias" song in place of the Travel Song.
  • This episode premiered on Nick Jr. exactly on Thanksgiving 2012.
  • Dora doesn't ask the viewer "What was your favorite part of the trip?", but she asks "What are you thankful for?" And she also doesn't say "I like that, too", she replies with, "That's great". She doesn't say "Thanks for helping", instead Boots does.
  • This episode premiered exactly 6 years after "Dora's World Adventure!" and 4 years after "The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show".
  • When Boots gets excited about riding in the Thanksgiving Day Parade after he yelled "Ooh-ooh-aah-aah!", he almost sounds like his previous voice actor in his earlier recordings.
  • This episode is mostly based on Dora's Thanksgiving, a book that was released over 9 years before this episode came out.
  • This is one of the few episodes that do not have a DVD release in the US.
  • As of November 20, 2023, when this show was pulled from the Nick Jr. Channel's lineup, this was the last episode to be broadcast.


  • Missing Jacket

    Here's proof.

    In one frame, Boots' Fall jacket goes missing.

Dora the Explorer Season 7
A Ribbon For Pinto | Dora's Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom | Dora's Easter Adventure | Feliz Dia De Los Padres | Dora's Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure | School Science Fair | Dora's Moonlight Adventure | Perrito's Big Surprise | Dora & Diego's Amazing Animal Circus Adventure | Benny the Castaway | Baby Bongo's Big Music Show | Dora's Royal Rescue* | ¡Vamos a Pintar! | Check Up Day | Little Map | Dora's Thanksgiving Day Parade | Book Explorers | Dora Rocks! | The Butterfly Ball
* - Denotes held-back episode