Mayor's Office

Press Release

Mayor Parker Issues Statement About Future of Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade



August 7, 2013 -- I am disappointed HFF is having financial difficulties and is walking away from producing the annual holiday parade and has sold all of the eventís assets. The parade is a tradition that has been enjoyed by thousands who come downtown to experience it in person and by a large television audience that reaches far beyond Houston. I am certain todayís news has many asking what happens now. I personally want to see it continue. Discussions are already underway by various parties to see whether the parade can be saved.