This year, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade will light up the night, stepping off on Thanksgiving Eve - Wednesday, November 22, on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tryon Street and air live at 6:00 p.m. on WBTV.
Be a part of our region's official start to the holiday season, complete with lights, music, and ingenuity. We can't wait to see you!
Over The Years
From the parade's humble beginnings to its current place as a beloved tradition for families all across the southeast, people have always marveled at the bright colors, lively entertainment and big smiles along the route in Uptown Charlotte. Take a look back at previous years to get a glimpse at the magic!
Experience The Magic
A spectacle of sight and sound, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade is a Charlotte tradition with six decades of history behind it, growing to its impressive reputation as the fourth largest of its kind in the country and the biggest in the Southeast. In 2019, the event drew 110,000 live spectators and 2 million household viewers via broadcast.
Participate In The Parade
The Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade, a privately-sponsored event, invites participants based exclusively on their ability to provide appropriate family entertainment suitable for this cherished national holiday. While the parade respects and embraces the diversity of causes in our community, state and nation, it cannot be used to promote special interests, no matter how worthy.
CELEBRATING 77 YEARS OF HOLIDAY MEMORIES
EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC FOR YOURSELF!
A spectacle of sight and sound, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade is a Charlotte tradition with six decades of history behind it, growing to its impressive reputation as the fourth largest of its kind in the country and the biggest in the Southeast.
In 2019, the event drew 110,000 live spectators and 2 million household viewers via broadcast. People were watching online all over the world from Washington to Mexico to Sweden! In 2020, we produced a virtual parade with local performers and looking back on some of our favorite parade memories.
In, 2021, we celebrated our Diamond Anniversary of 75 years in-person on Thanksgiving Eve! We also hosted our first-ever night parade filled with lights, music and ingenuity. Last year, 2022, was the best year yet! We continued the tradition of a nighttime parade and filled the streets of Uptown with thousands of attendees from near and far. We enjoyed more lights, more performances, and more fun!
2023, will be our 77th anniversary and our 3rd nighttime parade. Kick-off the holiday season with us the night before Thanksgiving, November 22, 2023.
There's no spectacle to compare with the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade in Charlotte, NC!