The 77th annual Thanksgiving Eve Parade will be returning to uptown Charlotte this week ahead of the holiday.
The free family-friendly event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 5:45 p.m. with several festive floats and balloons, performers, marching bands and more.
This year’s parade will begin at 9th Street and end at Good Samaritan Way along Tryon Street. Here’s a look at the parade route and a list of streets that will be closed for the big event that day:
Parade route and street closures
5 a.m.: Tryon Street from 9th to 11th streets; 11th Street between Church and College streets, along with cross streets 10th and Montford Pt. streets.
9 a.m.: Seating area closes at N. Tryon from MLK Jr. Boulevard to Brooklyn Village Avenue; Levine Avenue also closes.
4 p.m.: Good Samaritan Way closes between Church and College streets.
5 p.m.: Parade route closes at Tryon Street from 9th to Morehead streets.
Streets will be back open after the parade, which is expected to end at 8 p.m.
What are parking options for the Thanksgiving Eve parade?
There are several parking options available throughout uptown Charlotte near the parade route. You can find a list of nearby parking garages and lots online at www.parkme.com.
What about public transportation options for the event?
If you want to take public transportation, organizers say there are three light rail stations along the parade route:
7th Street Station, 260 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Charlotte Transportation Center/Arena Station, 303 E Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202
3rd Street Station, 305 E. 3rd St., Charlotte, NC 28202
You can find more information about the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade online at www.novanthealththanksgivingparade.com/.