The parade began at 9am on Thanksgiving morning at Smith and Lamar and ended at 11am on Smith and Dallas.
Many Houstonians braved the cold weather to watch today's parade. More than 15 floats were featured in the parade this year, along with 11 high flying balloons, marching bands and costumed characters.
The Thanksgiving Day parade was originally cancelled by the city this year due to lack of funds, but corporate sponsors came through to make the event happen.
Street closures for the Thanksgiving Day Parade
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Heiner from Allen Pkwy (service road) to W. Dallas (east and west curb lanes) at 6:00am
McKinney from Bagby to Smith ( 2 south side lanes) at 9:00am
Lamar from Smith to Bagby ( 2 north side lanes) at 9:00 am
McKinney from Bagby to Louisiana (all lanes) at 1:00pm
Brazos from Dallas to Lamar (all lanes) at 2:00pm
Lamar from Louisiana to Bagby (all lanes) at 6:00pm
Smith from Walker to Lamar ( all lanes) at 6:00pm
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Parade staging from 6:00am-12:00 noon:
Allen Pkwy (inbound) from Taft to Bagby Street;
Allen Pkwy (service road) from Taft to Heiner
Sabine Street (south bound) from Memorial Drive to Allen Parkway;
Bagby Street (north bound) from Dallas to McKinney;
Bagby Street (south bound) from Walker to Clay
Heiner Street from Allen Pkwy (service road) to W. Dallas Street
Brazos (north and south bound) from Dallas to Lamar
Lamar from Louisiana to outbound Allen Pkwy at I-45 overpass
Parade route from 7:00 AM – 12:00 noon:
Parade begins at 9:00am
Smith Street from Lamar to Walker Street;
Walker Street from Smith to Milam;
Milam Street from Walker to Pease Street;
Pease Street from Milam to Louisiana Street;
Louisiana Street from Pease to Clay Street;
Clay from Louisiana to Smith;
Smith from Clay to Dallas; / Parade concludes on Smith at Dallas
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