68th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

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H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo by Richard Carson

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 68 year-old holiday tradition showcasing the Houston community and entertaining parade-goers lining the streets on Thanksgiving morning.

The parade is a showcase of floats, high-flying balloons, marching bands, and live entertainment. The parade will wind through 20 blocks of downtown Houston beginning at 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.

Event Details



1100 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002

Ticket Info

Admission is free.