New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Announces the 58th Annual Thanksgiving Parade

The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce together with the City of New Rochelle is thrilled to announce the 58th Annual Thanksgiving Parade kicking off Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 10am. The 2022 Parade route will be along North Avenue – beginning at Eastchester Road and ending at Bonnefoy Place.


This year’s parade theme “Celebrating a Century of Service” is a salute to the NR Chamber’s 100th Anniversary and its extensive history of service to New Rochelle.

The NR Chamber of Commerce is proud to also announce the Grand Marshalls for the 2022 Thanksgiving Parade are retiring City Manager Chuck Strome and recently retired former Commissioner of Parks & Recreation Bill Zimmermann. 


“The New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade is a NR Chamber and City tradition. This year’s Parade honors the NR Chamber’s 100 years of service to the City. We’re thankful for all the NR Chamber members – past and present – who have worked to enhance the economic and business life of the City,” said Rob Hayes, President of the NR Chamber of Commerce and owner of The Beechmont Tavern. “And our Grand Marshalls, Chuck Strome and Bill Zimmermann, embody that spirit of service. We’re glad to honor them both in the Parade. Congratulations Chuck and Bill!”


The parade will feature floats and giant parade balloons including New Rochelle’s own iconic Mighty Mouse, Tom the Turkey and others. There will be marching bands playing throughout the parade, vintage cars and firetrucks, dancers, singers and marchers from Iona and Monroe Colleges, local schools, businesses and community organizations.


And, of course, Santa will be there too!


Sponsors are still needed for the Thanksgiving Parade – especially for the Balloons, the NRHS Homecoming Float, and the Paw Patrol characters. Sponsorship opportunities are listed here:


The Thanksgiving Parade offers a “bucket-list” opportunity to hold a balloon in a parade. The NR Chamber needs many volunteers to make this year’s parade the most successful yet. Volunteers can register to hold a balloon or banner in the parade on our link with VolunteerNY at:


The NR Chamber is still accepting applications to march in the Parade. Groups interested in marching should complete the application at: b4ln8A/edit#response=ACYDBNhnlxWLGmdRncuzVcpMwOyXujmK2WemxJJ3UQxyHJmBHaptnAcPTomqn4RFRCQlH4

The NR Chamber is also pleased to announce the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence’s Annual Pancake Breakfast is BACK! Enjoy a delicious breakfast served by New Rochelle’s school and district administrators and teachers, just before the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade! Starting at 8:00am in the House IV Cafeteria at New Rochelle High School, entrance at North and Braemar Avenues. $5.00 per person. The Breakfast is open to all and its fun to see the New Rochelle School District teachers and staff make your breakfast.


To stay on top of all the Parade updates visit the NR Chamber website page:


Founded in 1922, the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce fosters economic growth and prosperity in the New Rochelle business community. The Chamber of Commerce is committed to advancing the concerns of the New Rochelle business community, the economic vitality of the City, and ensuring that New Rochelle presents an environment that supports growth and prosperity. Learn more at