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Celebrating 70 years of holiday memories

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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. With an incredible amount of talent on display thanks to local organizations, artists and performers, there’s no spectacle to compare with the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte, NC.

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Don’t shiver in the cold. Buy reserved or VIP tickets ahead of time! All-inclusive hotel and event packages are available.

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Enjoy the Weekend in CLT

Discover all that Charlotte has to offer. Plan a multi-day stay in the Queen City. We promise you’ll enjoy every minute!

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Breakfast with Santa

Start your day with breakfast hosted by Santa Claus! Your little ones will get to take a photo with the jolly old elf himself.

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Memories on Parade

Bring your family to see the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte, NC

Help us celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade! On November 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., hundreds of thousands of Charlotte residents, visitors, sponsors and participants will come together for a spectacular morning of family-friendly floats, festivities, and fun.

There’s no better year to attend the Thanksgiving Parade. You’ll want to make it a family tradition by attending every November. If you can’t make it to Center City, be sure to catch a telecast of the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade on WBTV.

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Planning a trip to Charlotte for the Thanksgiving Day Parade? Gobble up all that Charlotte has to offer while you’re in town with family and friends. There are plenty of exciting events happening in and around Charlotte over the four-day weekend, including:

  • WBT Holiday on Ice outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical at the Children’s Theatre
  • The Sound of Music at Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
  • Carowinds WinterFest

We are currently offering special holiday travel packages for our guests. With a hospitality package, you can make this Thanksgiving one to remember with discounts and free tickets to the events mentioned above. Make the most of your holiday weekend with a hospitality package.

  • Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Charlotte, NC 28202


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