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Houston's HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade

Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving

The streets are lined with thousands of children eagerly awaiting the the beginning of the parade. Marching bands, colorful floats, and the icing on the cake, the arrival of Santa Clause in the city of Houston.

Each of these are my memories of time spent with my children at the The Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which began in 1949, when Santa arrived at Union Station and rode his sleigh to the downtown Foley's. That led to a 44-year tradition, of which I am proud to say I participated in at least 10 of those years, the Foley's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Free, the parade is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your children while creating fond memories of your own.

Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, now known as the H-E-B Holiday Parade, is a 60-year-old holiday tradition, showcasing the Houston community to more than 400,000 parade-goers lining the streets on Thanksgiving morning.

The Parade begins at 9:00am on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 26, 2009 in downtown Houston.

The parade is free to the public anywhere along the parade route outside of the TV Zone. A limited number of reserved bleacher seats in the TV Zone are available for purchase. Proceeds from reserved seating ticket sales benefit the Houston Festival Foundation, Inc. education programs reaching more than 1,450 public schools each year and the Houston Chronicle Readers are Leaders literacy program.

Be sure to attend. It's good fun for all ages.



  • Charly 5 years ago

    Sounds like a great tradition to begin the holiday season!