Starting in 1924, Macy’s introduced America to one of the biggest and best parades to date, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but back then it was known as the Macy’s Christmas Parade. Today over 3 million spectators line the streets of New York to witness the spectacular floats, oversized balloons and sensational performers while another 50 million people tune in at home.
What makes the Macy’s Day Parade so popular and unlike any other are the giant balloons. The balloons are always famous characters with Snoopy being the most iconic having now been represented in 7 different balloon versions.
Not only does the parade present incredible floats and balloons, but also boasts big name performers. No American parade would be complete without a marching band, and Macy’s is sure to deliver with numerous college and high school marching bands from across the country, which are often accompanied by famous singers and bands. Other performers include the iconic Radio City Rockettes who always perform as well as the nation’s best high school cheerleaders and dancers.
Many American’s grew up watching the parade while the Thanksgiving feast was being prepared. In fact the broadcast of the parade is so loved it has won 12 coveted Emmy’s but seeing this legendary event live in person is truly an experience you will never forget.
Known as America’s favorite parade, it welcomes the start of the holiday season with the arrival of Santa Clause to New York City. Spanning over 3 hours the parade will begin at 77th Street and Central Park West ending at the Macy’s Herald Square store at just around the corner from New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania.
It’s one of the City’s biggest and most famous events, you won’t want to miss out!
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