The future of the 64th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade presented by H-E-B was in jeopardy this summer until Mayor Annise Parker stepped in and got new supporters lined up. H-E-B will stay on as the parade’s lead sponsor, with additional local businesses now playing expanded roles. With the new supporters came new ideas to make the parade bigger and better than ever; floats and balloons from previous years have been scrapped and new holiday creations will roll down the parade route. The new and improved event features Houston favorite son and Broadway actor/dancer — and nine-time Tony Award winner — Tommy Tune as the grand marshal.
Make your life easier and visit the parade’s Web site for information about the best places to watch the activities from (and for parking details) before you head downtown. 9 a.m. Downtown. For information, call 832-393-0868 or visit houstontx.gov/thanksgivingparade. Free.
Thu., Nov. 28, 9 a.m., 2013