Charlotte's Thanksgiving Parade

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

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.

Purchase Your VIP Tickets Now

While the parade is a free, family-friendly event, there are reserved seats along Tryon and near the performance area available for purchase. They really are the BEST seats in the house.

  The Charlotte Thanksgiving Parade VIP Tickets

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

Participate in the Parade

Register now to cheer in front of 110,000 spectators in the largest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Southeast

Participate in the Parade

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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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