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City Officials Announce Details For Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 2015 parade will feature high-flying balloons, music and giant floats designed by local artists.

Last year’s event drew thousands. Houston Mayor Annise Parker says the 2015 Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature many of the same attractions – high-flying balloons, music and giant floats designed by local artists.

“As you see, we’re going to work together not just this year, not just this holiday season, but into the future to make sure these spectacular civic events continue to be produced in Houston,” Parker says.

Organizers say there will be parking available, but they encourage residents to take public transit.

Cyndy Garza is with HEB, the event sponsor. She says they try to add a new attraction at each year, and this event will include an appearance by international weightlifting competitors.

“They’re coming from 105 different countries, and they’re each vying for a spot on the Olympic team, so they’re going to be part of our parade as well,” Garza says.

The parade kicks off November 26 at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Smith Street and Lamar Boulevard.

A map showing the route for Houston's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The parade through downtown Houston will span 20 blocks.

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