Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving Day Parade
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The Parade will march on!

Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, starting at 9:30 A.M.

The Charlotte Thanksgiving Day Parade is alive and well!  Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. Novant Health has signed on as the parade’s title sponsor for the next three years, guaranteeing this tradition in Charlotte will continue.

“Just as the Thanksgiving Day parade is a Charlotte tradition, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center has been improving the health of Charlotte for over 100 years,” said Jesse Cureton, Executive Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer for Novant Health. “Novant Health is committed to the health of this community and part of a healthy community is ensuring community traditions continue for future generations.”

This year's parade is gearing up to be a wonderful celebration of our Charlotte Thanksgiving Parade, complete with the floats, marching bands and other exciting elements the Charlotte region has enjoyed for decades.

Going forward, we are confident we will form new partnerships to ensure that the Carrousel Parade and the Carrousel Scholarship Program will continue bigger and better well into the future. As an ardent supporter of the parade once said:

 "I couldn't imagine the Thanksgiving and Christmas season not being ushered in by our Carrousel Parade. There are some things that are truly so much a part of this city that the very character of the city could be changed without them, and this parade is one of those very vital traditions."

We'll see you in uptown Charlotte on Thanksgiving Day this year and for many, many years to come!!

The Carrousel Parade has marked the beginning of the holiday season in this area since 1947. Recognized as the fourth largest Thanksgiving Parade in the U.S., the parade is a treasured regional tradition.

Will the parade be on TV?

  • Yes, the parade will be broadcast regionally on WBTV, Channel 3 (CBS) on Thanksgiving Day, time TBD.  It will also air again on Christmas Day and be available through Time Warner Cable On-Demand.

Where can I park?

  • Ample parking is available around Center City with differing prices. Click here for a map of local parking lots and garages.

Is there designated handicapped seating?

  • There is no designated handicapped seating along the parade route.  We recommend arriving around 7am to secure a prime spot up front on the sidewalk or along a street opening.

Where is the performance area?

  • The performance area will be held at the intersection of Tryon St. and Levine Avenue of the Arts.

 

Can I buy a ticket for front row seating?

  • Yes! You can purchase tickets via our mobile app or online

How many years has there been a Thanksgiving Day parade in Charlotte?

  • The parade was founded in 1947. The 2016 parade will be the 70th parade.

Can I participate in the parade?

  • Yes! You can participate as a volunteer, with a parade unit or as a sponsor.
  • Volunteers: We need your help for the 2016 parade! If you are interested in volunteering at the parade, please visit the Volunteers Page.
  • Parade units: Please visit the 'March in the Parade" section for more information and applications.

What is the parade route?

  • The parade will march North on Tryon Street from Stonewall St. to 9th St.

What time does the event start?

  • The parade begins at 9:30am on November 24, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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