Caroline Sunshine from Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up” to Perform during Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 14, 2013 2:37 pm

Charlotte Center City Partners is proud to announce that Caroline Sunshine from Disney Channel’s hit series “Shake It Up” will perform during the 2013 Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sunshine will join Radio Disney Charlotte, part of the #1 radio network for kids, tweens and families, on a holiday-themed float, which will be powered by the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association and is part of Radio Disney’s “Fa-la-la-lidays” campaign. The Radio Disney Charlotte Road Crew will also be on-site to provide interactive entertainment, fun prizes and giveaways, and the hottest music from today’s biggest artists.


Sunshine stars in “Shake It Up” as European exchange student Tinka Hessenheffer. In addition to her work on “Shake It Up,” Caroline has contributed songs to the “Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance” soundtrack and the Disney Channel Holiday Playlist. She is also featured on Walt Disney Records’ “Holidays Unwrapped” album, out now.


The Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade is just over two weeks away, and will feature new larger-than-life floats and “snow globes,” nearly 15 performances and some of the area’s finest marching bands, including bands from North Lincoln High School, East Burke High School, and many bands from within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system.


The parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (November 28). The route will begin at 9th Street and travel south along Tryon Street until Stonewall St. Some of the best viewing locations for parade-goers can be found by clicking here.


About Radio Disney

Radio Disney is the #1 radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families on a 24-hour basis, and is widely recognized as the first platform for many of today’s most popular young artists including Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Austin Mahone.  The network’s customized Top 40 format is driven by listener requests and represents major recording label artists including One Direction, Katy Perry, Cody Simpson, Fifth Harmony and Demi Lovato.  Radio Disney reaches over 22.2 million listeners each week across 24 local stations in the top 25 media markets,, Sirius XM satellite radio on channel 79, TuneIn App or at, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones, the Radio Disney iPhone, iPad and Android Apps, and the Radio Disney Facebook page.

About the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade is a Charlotte tradition that dates back to 1947. The parade takes place each year in Uptown Charlotte as the official kick-off to the holiday season. In 2012, it was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Thanksgiving Day Parades. Formerly known as the Carolina’s Carrousel Parade, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade has a new sponsor and renewed life thanks to Novant Health. For more information, visit


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