CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade was held in Uptown Charlotte on Nov. 23. People celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday ahead of the traditional celebration Thursday.
For some, it's a time for family traditions. Like the Dungan family, the Thanksgiving Eve Parade has become a routine.
“We’ve been coming to the parade for about five or six years," John Dungan said. "They love it. Santa comes by, the marching band -- it’s fantastic.”
The parade has also been a backdrop for new memories made.
WCNC Charlotte was there when Dylan Thuleen asked Samantha Barth to marry him. She said yes.
“Oh it blew my mind, I didn’t know what was going on," Barth said.
Underneath the loud music, colorful floats, and larger-than-life balloons hoisted into the air, people said it was a reminder that there's a lot to be thankful for.
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