The Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade is a Charlotte tradition that has entertained and inspired audiences since 1947. Complete with dance and choral performances, marching bands from around the region, larger-than-life floats, balloons and some of your favorite characters. Purchase your ticket for $25 to guarantee a curbside seat in the section of your choice.

Kick off the holiday season, Charlotte-style! For only $35, purchase your ticket for Cookies with Santa at Coco and the Director, and you will receive a General Admission Ticket along the Parade route.
Cookies with Santa will take place from 4:00pm until 5:30pm at Coco and the Director on Wednesday, November 24. The reception includes your choice of Barista Craft Hot Chocolate, Milk, Apple Cider, or locally roasted Coffee; a selection of (1) Manifesto Cookie (chocolate chunk, Lemon Blueberry or Salted Caramel); your choice of Fruit Cup or Rice Treats and a photo with Santa.

This is a ticketed event, advance purchase is required.

COVID-19 Protocols

The health and safety of our participants, guests, and staff is our top priority. The Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade is taking a number of precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to:

  • Wear a mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status, while in the reserved seating area
  • Provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 or proof of negative Covid-19 test results within 72 hours of the event (If you need assistance locating a testing site, tests can be scheduled through your MyChart if you are a Novant Health patient, or you can schedule through the Go Health Urgent Care site at
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill or exhibit symptoms of Covid-19
  • Comply with all directions from Parade staff and volunteers
Ticketed guests who refuse to comply with mask requirements will be asked to leave the reserved seating area and will not be issued a refund.