Houston News : Houston cancels Thanksgiving parade for the first time ever as COVID-19 pandemic continues


For the first time in its 71-year history, there won’t be a giant turkey parading down the streets of Houston on Thanksgiving.

The City of Houston has canceled the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But there will still be a celebration (and likely lots and lots of turkey).

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Instead of the parade, H-E-B and the city will hand out thousands of Thanksgiving meals and masks at NRG Stadium the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Up to 5,000 cars will be able to get a box to help make their own holiday meal at home.

If your family needs more protection from COVID-19, there will also be 250,000 masks available.

The city is looking for volunteers to stuff boxes at the Houston Food Bank ahead of the distribution. Those interested can register here.

Families can get their grocery box at the NRG Yellow Lot, located on Main between Murworth and McNee, at the H-E-B Family Thanksgiving Distribution on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Still want your parade fix? The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air at 9 a.m. CT on Thanksgiving Day. The amended parade will be shortened to one city block for broadcast purposes, but still feature a large roster of talented musicians and performances.

Houston News

Source : chron.com