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.

VIP tickets will go on sale Fall of 2023.

Get ready for an unforgettable night at the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade. Buy your tickets now 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 5:30 p.m. on Tryon Street and air live on TV.


VIP tickets will go on sale Fall of 2023.

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 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Good Samaritan Way. VIP ticket holders will receive a reserved seat in the designated area. Within the VIP section, the chairs are first-come, first-served. Children under 2-years-old do not need a ticket for the VIP seating area.

Santa's Winter Wonderland


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


Santa’s Winter Wonderland will take place before the parade. Santa’s Winter Wonderland ticketholders will receive:

  • A magical Winter Wonderland experience
  • A meet and greet with Santa Claus 
  • Photo with Santa
  • Your choice between hot chocolate or coffee
  • One cookie (Flavors: chocolate chip, peanut butter, salted caramel)
  • Your choice between a fresh fruit cup or Rice Krispie Treat
  • A reserved seat in the nearby VIP seating area to watch the parade