Aerial footage has gone viral of a massive traffic jam, captured during the great Thanksgiving getaway in southern California.

From the sky, the head and tail lights of thousands of cars on either side of the freeway combined to create a somewhat hypnotic scene.

Thanksgiving dates back to the Pilgrims’ 17th Century arrival in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they dined with the Native-Americans at the first holiday meal.

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