67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Parade

H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

Join us Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., for the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Parade is located in downtown Houston and is free for all. For those who would like to purchase general seating, there is a limited number available for sale.

The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1949, when Santa arrived at Union Station and rode his sleigh to the downtown Foley’s.  Since then, the Thanksgiving Day parade has gone through a few changes but today, it remains a 67 year-old holiday tradition showcasing the Houston community and entertaining parade-goers lining the streets on Thanksgiving morning. Join us again this year as we embrace the holiday spirit on Thursday, November 24, 2016 with the 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Parade Marshals

Simone Biles  Simone Manuel

Simone Biles and Simone Manuel

View the Honorary Parade Marshals
View all the 2016 Parade Participants

The Thanksgiving Day parade is a stunning showcase of sensational floats, high-flying balloons, marching bands, artistic entries and live entertainment. The parade will begin at 9:00 am on Smith at Lamar, north to Walker, east to Milam, south to Pease, west to Louisiana, north to Clay, west to Smith, and north to end at Smith and Dallas.

Click the graphic below for the lyrics to "What the World Needs Now Is Love"

What the World Needs Now Is Love

Parking is available in SP+ Parking lots at 1900 Smith, 1600 Smith, 701 Jefferson, and 500 Jefferson for a fee. Additionally, the Theater District Parking Garage is a parking option for a fee. METRO buses will be running on holiday schedule. Spectator access along the parade route is free and open to the public. Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets so you can enjoy the parade in comfort. Food trucks and vendors will be available along the parade route.

The 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade is produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events, Susan Christian, Director and Parade Producer.

66th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Parade Video

Thanksgiving Parade Logo