HOUSTON — Thousands celebrated Thanksgiving morning with their friends and neighbors at the 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Mayor Sylvester Turner kicked things off with a city-wide sing-a-along, paired with “The Voice's” own Chris Crump. They sang “What the World Needs Now is Love”
“I'm thankful for family and friends. I’m thankful for this great, great city, I’m certainly thankful for the opportunity to serve this city as its Mayor,” Turner said.
And this year's parade was led by Grand Marshalls, and Olympic Gold Medalists, Simone Biles and Simone Manuel!
For some, this Thanksgiving morning tradition is a holiday must!
“Me and my family come out here every year, we're usually out here really early to get a good spot, it's a tradition that we've done for so long, my favorite part is the marching band, they really get down and it's a lot of fun to see them play,” Jennifer Squire said.
“We come here every year, my favorite part of the day is always Pancho Claus! He comes through with the low-riders,” Paul Casarez said.
Behind tom turkey, Mr. Mayor, and the Simone’s, were some other familiar faces like Dr. Seuss' thing one and thing two, Sesame Street's Grover, Frosty, and of course, the big jolly man in a red suit — Santa!
And of course Orbit and Diesel had to get in on the fun too.
So from everyone here on parade row, Happy Thanksgiving everybody!