Arts and Entertainment
October 25, 2016From: H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade
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 with the 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade. 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 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.
Parking is available in the Theater District Parking Garage 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.
November 24, 2016
Smith Street at Lamar Street,
Houston, TX 77001
Parade Route Map (.pdf)