Charlotte's Thanksgiving Parade

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

Visit Charlotte, NC for the Southeast's largest Thanksgiving Day parade in 2018

This year's parade steps off at 9:00am on Thursday, November 22, 2018

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Reserve the BEST seats in the house near the performance area.

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Breakfast With Santa

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Breakfast With Santa

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Our 71st Parade would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors

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Celebrating over 70 years of holiday memories

Experience the magic for yourself!

The Charlotte Thanksgiving Parade started out in 1947 as a small-town community event. Now, 71 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.

If you're still not convinced, check out the fun from years' past.

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