Thanksgiving Day Parade in North Carolina
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and, as every Charlotte resident knows, that means it’s time for one of the most festive parades of the year. The local Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place on November 23rd at 9:30 a.m. Now in its 70th year, the parade has become a tradition and must-attend event in many families.
The Thanksgiving Day Parade in North Carolina began as a small, local event. Today, it has grown to include a spectacular amount of talent sourced from local organizations, marching bands, and dignitaries. The parade draws massive crowds and is broadcast into more than 1.5 million homes throughout the region.
With beginnings reaching back to 1947, just after World War II, the Thanksgiving Day Parade brought the community together. In short, it inspired hope and brought joy to the masses during the holiday season.
The Thanksgiving Day Parade was nearly canceled in 2013. It wasn’t until Novant Health stepped in and saved the day that the parade was a sure thing. That year, the parade garnered an audience of more than 100,000 along with another 180,000 people watching from home.
This year’s parade lineup includes 18 marching bands, large balloons, and much more. See the event in person as it travels along Tryon Street into Uptown Charlotte.
We here at Wayne Thomas Chevrolet Cadillac hope to see you at this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.