Line the street for Houston’s 73rd Thanksgiving Parade in Downtown

Thanksgiving Day Parade | Photo courtesy of the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Special Events

Keep the holiday tradition alive at the 73rd annual Thanksgiving Parade in Downtown Houston on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022.

Take in a stunning showcase of sensational floats, high-flying balloons, marching bands, artistic entries, and live entertainment, this Thanksgiving at the 73-year-old holiday event, showcasing the Houston community.

Beginning in 1949 when Santa arrived at Union Station and rode his sleigh to the Downtown Foley’s, the Thanksgiving Day parade has gone through a few changes but to this day remains an annual mainstay, entertaining parade-goers lining the streets each year on Thanksgiving morning.

For 2022, the parade will be led by Grand Marshal Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and feature Dr. Peter Hotel, Bun B, Mayor Sylvester Turner, along with appearances by the Star Wars Galactic Alliance, the cast of TUTS Mary Poppins, Astros mascot Orbit, Santa and Mrs, Claus, and many more Houston area groups and performers.

Parade Route

The parade will begin at 9am on Smith at Lamar and head northeast to Walker and turn right, then head southeast and turn right onto Milam. The parade will continue southwest and turn right onto Pease, then travel one block northwest to Louisiana and continue northeast to Clay. Turning left onto Clay, it will travel one block northwest to Smith, where it will turn right onto and head northeast on Smith, wrapping up at the corner of Smith and Dallas.

Food trucks and vendors will be available along the parade route for those working up an appetite spectating.

Map courtesy of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events

73rd Annual Houston Thanksgiving Parade in Downtown 

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