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Old 11-20-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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Default Thanksgiving Parade

We arrived in Houston last week and I would really like to go watch the parade. Does anyone recommend a particularly good viewing spot?

We are thinking of taking the bus from Galleria - would I be correct in thinking it will take us as far as the parade route (ie will abide by the street closures)?

Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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No clue about buses to the parade, but don't miss the lighting of Post Oak on Thanksgiving Eve. It feels like a small town affair in the heart of a HUGE city.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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H-E-B Holiday Parade

This is all the details of the parade and should answer any of your questions. As far as the Metro bus situation, go to:

METRO - Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas

Welcome to Houston! Also, don't forget about the lighting of Post Oak Thanksgiving night!
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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I think the bus would take alot of time. It may be easier to park near the route and walk or take one of those bike taxis over to the viewing area.
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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No clue about buses to the parade, but don't miss the lighting of Post Oak on Thanksgiving Eve. It feels like a small town affair in the heart of a HUGE city.
Where can I get more details about where to go and where to park for that? Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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You can park at the Galleria and any retail near by. Keep in mind, Post Oak gets shut down for the event.

We usually waddle over there from my parents house after the Turkey Dinner.
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I remember being able to watch it (well, part of it anyway) from my back balcony at The Marquee. Those were the days...
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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Thanks for the info about the lighting, will go have a look, I found more info here | Upcoming Events |

Excuse my ignorance, but what is a bike taxi???
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Just look at the parade route and find any place along the street - you get a good view from almost anywhere.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Where can I get more details about where to go and where to park for that? Thanks!
I been houston for long but never got a chance to go to parade. Always liked TV view which covers everything but this time my son is 2 and he loves parades. So I am planning to take him this year.

As a I come down from 249 area, I plan to take I45 Mickinney street exit and park close to Fannin stree which is ono the parade route. So if you coming galleria area. You can either take 59/288 or I10 to get to downtown. You can seee which exit would be close the parade route and park close to that street. It should free parking on the holidays in most places. I hope this helps.
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