It’s best to come up early to park, explore Uptown and grab your spot on the curb before 5:30! The parade will be happening rain or shine.


There are several parking decks along the route. Try this link for a map of options in Uptown, Charotte. 

Public transportation

There are 3 light rail stations along the parade route. At the beginning of the route, there is 7th Street station (right next to the Market at 7th Street), the Middle is CTC/Arena, and the end of the route/VIP seating is 3rd St./Convention Center. 

VIP Seating

If you purchased a reserved seat along the parade route, those seats will be located between East Brooklyn Village Ave and M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.

To purchase your reserved seats click here!

Parade Route

The parade route is approximately 1 mile long. The Thanksgiving Eve Parade will take place along Tryon Street beginning at 9th Street and ending at Good Samaritan Way.