Houston gets ready for annual Thanksgiving parade

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HOUSTON, TX – Nobody likes to wake up early on a cold holiday morning, just to go downtown. We have a beautiful city and it looks like everything is getting rolling for our Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“Thanks to our sponsors we’ve been able to double the number of floats, and triple the number of balloons” – said Susan Christian, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. “We’ve increased our entertainment value and we have more artists performing.”

We’re still behind those fancy New Yorkers, though.  But don’t worry: we’re gonna catch up one day.  The parade starts at 9AM at Lamar and Smith Street, near City Hall.  You can bring your chairs and your snacks, but leave your phobias at home, because there’s gonna be a lot of people around you.

“There will be somewhere around a quarter of a million people down on the route” – explained Christian -, “so we encourage you to come down early, find a good parking place and pick a good spot on the route.”

Yes, new floats, new sponsors, new shows. The whole experience is gonna be bigger and better.  Even the dancers of the Houston Ballet are practicing their moves to entertain the crowds. But next time, bring one of those Brazilian dancers to the parade and you’ll have no problem raising the temperature.

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