The Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade is a free event. Spectators are encouraged to line Tryon Street from 9th Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. However, if you wish to reserve a seat that will be ready for you upon arrival, you may purchase VIP tickets.



Get ready for an unforgettable night at the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade. Buy your tickets to experience the magic from our VIP seating area.


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 5:45 p.m. on Tryon Street and air live on WCCB Charlotte's CW at 6:00 p.m.


VIP Seating



Leave the chairs at home and reserve your seat at the parade in our VIP section!


The VIP seating area will line Tryon Street from Levine Avenue to Brooklyn Village Avenue. VIP ticket holders will receive a reserved seat in the designated block. Within your VIP block, the chairs are first-come, first-served.

Kids 2 and under are FREE and don't require a ticket if they will be sitting in a lap. If they need a chair instead, please select "Kid Ticket" at checkout to reserve their free seat.


Santa's Winter Wonderland



Experience the magic of the holidays at Santa’s Winter Wonderland!


Santa’s Winter Wonderland will take place from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. before the parade. Ticketholders will receive:

  • Winter Wonderland interactive experience
  • Meet and greet with Santa Claus 
  • One free photo with Santa
  • Your choice of a sweet treat and hot beverage
  • Reserved seat in front of the Winter Wonderland experience in a prime viewing area


VIP Seating Map