Charlotte Center City Partners is gearing up for the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade, which will return to Uptown Charlotte on November 22nd. This parade is the fourth-largest of its kind in the country and the largest in the southeast, and it promises to be a festive event for all.
Volunteers like Brianna Bowers are already stepping in to help decorate floats for the parade. Bowers, who is volunteering for the first time, expressed her excitement about being part of an event that will bring holiday cheer and a sense of pride and joy to the community.
The preparations for this year’s parade are well underway at Charlotte Center City Partners. Staff members have been busy cleaning, painting, decorating, and refurbishing floats that will be featured in the parade. Approximately 90 individual entries, including floats, bands, and dance groups are anticipated to participate this year. Some popular floats, such as the Autobell sleigh wash, will be returning once again, while others will be new additions.
As part of the televised event, nearly 1,000 volunteers will be involved in making sure everything runs smoothly on Thanksgiving eve. An average of 100,000 spectators is expected to attend the parade as it sets off from Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte at 5:30 p.m., just before Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends.