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Annual Houston Thanksgiving Parade expected to return after pandemic, weather cancellations

The much-anticipated event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and cancelled in 2021 due to inclement weather.

As usual, the Thanksgiving parade will feature a giant float displaying a turkey.
Photo: Courtesy of City of Houston / Richard Carson
H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade float.

Houston is hopeful for a Thanksgiving Parade for the first time since 2019.

On Thursday, Mayor Sylvester Turner, along with various sponsors announced the 73rd annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The much-anticipated event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and cancelled in 2021 due to inclement weather.

Lisa Helfman, who is Houston's Senior Director of Public Affairs for H-E-B said it is important to continue this tradition.

"Needless to say, we are thrilled to ensure that this tradition continues especially after a few years of hiccups that have kept us from moving forward," Helfman said.

This year's parade will be held on November 24 at 9 a.m. Rapper 50 Cent will serve as the Grand Marshal.

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