Houston’s Iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade Returning Tomorrow After 2020 Hiatus

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Houston’s Iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade Returning Tomorrow After 2020 Hiatus

Turkey Day is coming back big in Houston tomorrow!

After having to cancel last year’s parade for safety reasons, Houston officials have greenlit the 72nd annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day parade for tomorrow morning.

Slated for Thursday, November 25 at 9 am, the Thanksgiving Day parade is set to fill Downtown, Houston’s streets with unparalleled festivity. Spanning over 20 blocks, the 72nd annual parade will undoubtedly feature monolithic floats, massive balloons, and marching bands to usher in the holiday season in the city.

“So many have enjoyed this free, family friendly parade for over seventy years,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a press conference. “I look forward to seeing Houstonians lining the downtown streets as we celebrate together on Thanksgiving morning.”


Last year, officials were forced to cancel the parade so as not to contribute to the spread of the COVID-19 virus – it was parade’s first cancellation it first became tradition in 1949.

This year, the parade sponsors will include HCA Houston Healthcare, Hyatt Regency, McDonalds, and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

According to Houston Public Media, the parade will kick off with a performance from Cirque du Soleil, who will be holding a residency in Houston as a part of their Alegria tour from November 13 – December 12.

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