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70th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Parade To Be Broadcast Across Texas

H-E-B Thanksgiving Parade

This year, the H-E-B Thanksgiving parade in Houston celebrates its 70th year and families across Texas can be a part of the tradition by watching the event during the holiday season.

Set in downtown Houston, the parade starts at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. It’s free to attend and will be broadcast locally in the Houston area. For those who can’t make it but want to watch the parade, the following stations will broadcast the event on the following dates and times:

  • WFAA – Dallas (Thursday, 11/28 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.)
  • KIII – Corpus Christi (Thursday, 11/28 at 9 a.m.)
  • KENS – San Antonio (Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 11:37 p.m. / Wed, Dec. 25 at 6 a.m.)
  • KVUE – Austin (Thursday, 11/28 at 11 a.m.)
  • KUIL – Beaumont (Thursday, 11/28 at 9 a.m.)
  • KRGV – Rio Grande (Thursday, 11/28 at 9 a.m.)
  • KCEN – Waco-Temple-Bryan (Thursday, 11/28 at 2 p.m.)
  • KAGS – Waco-Temple-Bryan (Thursday, 11/28 at 2 p.m.)
  • KIDY – San Angelo (Thursday, 11/28 at 9 a.m.)
  • KXVA – Abilene (Thursday, 11/28 at 9 a.m.)
  • KYTX (CW) – Tyler/Longview (Thursday, 11/28 at 9 a.m.)
  • KVIA/CW – El Paso (Saturday, 11/30 at 4 p.m.)
  • KWES – Midland/Odessa (Sunday, 12/1 at 6 a.m.)
  • KAVU – Victoria (TBA)

Outside Texas:

  • WUPL – New Orleans, Louisiana (Sunday, 12/1 at 4 p.m. / Saturday, 12/28 at 2 p.m.)
  • KTHV11 – Little Rock, Arkansas (TBD)

The parade will feature 12 high-flying balloons and 13 elaborate floats, including the famous Tom Turkey and Santa Claus. Additionally, the parade will include eight performing groups and eight marching bands from across the state. The Voice contestant, Simone Gundy, is scheduled to give a performance from “The Greatest Showman” in collaboration with local talent from the Houston Contemporary Second Company and Aldine Carver Dance Company. Additional performances throughout the parade include a musical number from Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS) “Elf—The Musical,” Apache Belles and more.

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