Charlotte's Thanksgiving Parade

places as one of the Best Holiday Parades in the country!

Celebrating over 70 years of holiday memories

Relive the magic for yourself!

The Charlotte Thanksgiving Parade started out in 1947 as a small-town community event. Now, 70 years later, it has grown to become the number one destination for folks who want to celebrate their family, friends and neighbors over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Last year's parade consisted of over 18 floats, 12 larger than life balloons, 7 Segwalloons, 15 marching bands, and 11 performing acts. Appearances included Lexi Walker, Miss North Carolina, the United States Army Old Fife and Drum Corps, the cast of Carowinds' Winterfest, and an appearance by Santa himself!

Over 110,000 people and 600 volunteers lined the streets of Uptown Charlotte on Thanksgiving Day. People were watching online all over the world from Washington to Mexico to Sweden!

There's no spectacle to compare with the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte, NC.

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Represent the best the region has to offer, such as health, sports, entertainment, the arts, and innovation

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Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

Without the support of our local sponsors, the Charlotte Thanksgiving Parade would not be all that it can be.

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

Become a 2018 Sponsor

Contact us today to learn about sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Charlotte Thanksgiving Parade.

Become a 2018 Sponsor


If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring or participating in this year's event, please use the form on this page to contact us.


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  • Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Charlotte, NC 28202


    Call Us
    Phone: (980) 292-0497

    Mon: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Tue: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Wed: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Thu: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Fri: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Sat: 8:00AM-5:00PM
    Sun: 8:00AM-5:00PM