Hundreds lined up uptown Charlotte for Thanksgiving Day parade

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This year's parade will feature new larger-than-life floats and snow globes, as well as hundreds of performers and marching bands.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Around 100,000 people came to uptown Charlotte this year to watch the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Organizers say 2,500 people representing 120 different groups participated.

East Burke High School’s Honor Band came in first place this year, taking home $4,000 in prize money.

The Novant Health Thanksgiving Day parade kicked off at 9:30 a.m.

This year's parade featured new larger-than-life floats and snow globes, as well as hundreds of performers and marching bands.

“This is the first year we're going to do this kind of parade and from here on out it’s just going to get better, bigger and better,” said Mike Walker, design project manager of Snow Globes.

The parade route began at 9th Street and traveled south along Tryon Street through the Levine Cultural campus.

Earlier this year, the Carrousel Parade had been called off because no one came forward as a sponsor.

Then Novant Health stepped in with a commitment that will have the parade marching for another three years.

For the complete parade route click here.