Join Us For The 76th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Parade

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

In-person step off at 5:30 p.m. and LIVE on WBTV at 6:00 p.m.


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This year, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade will light up the night, stepping off on Thanksgiving Eve - Wednesday, November 23, 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!

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.

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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.  

Last year, 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.

This year, 2022, we will host the 76th Annual Thanksgiving Parade and continue the new tradition of a nighttime parade. Don't miss this year's event on Wednesday, November 23 stepping off at 5:30 p.m..

There's no spectacle to compare with the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade in Charlotte, NC!

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