New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the funnest ways to celebrate the holiday season. Each year, the Macy’s Parade is watched by over 3.5 million people on the streets of New York, and another 50 million viewers who watch from home. The dazzling spectacle begins on Thursday, November 24th at 9AM, and is a fun filled opportunity for the whole family.
This Year’s Parade – The Muppets Take the Lead
This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature the cast of America’s favorite puppet show–The Muppets. There will also be live performances from Tony Bennett, Regina Spektor, and Olympian Michelle Carter. To ensure a good viewing location, get there early! There is no reserved seating. Viewing locations are as follows:
-Central Park West – West side of the street from 70th to Columbus Circle and the east side of the street from 70th to 65th.
-Columbus circle – The west side of the street.
-6th Avenue – Between 59th and 34th Streets.
Fun Facts about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
-The original Macy’s Day Parade was Christmas themed and called “Macy’s Christmas Day Parade” even though it took place on Thanksgiving Day.
-Macy’s introduced the world famous helium balloons in 1927 with Felix the Cat and Toy Soldier. Felix the Cat will be revisiting the parade this year for the first time in many years.
-Jean Mcfaddin, the “Parade Lady”, helmed the parade for 24 years from 1977 to 2001.
-Santa Claus has ended the parade every year except in 1933 when he led instead.
-The parade marched through a snowstorm in 1989.
-In 1958, the balloons had to be brought down on cranes due to a helium shortage. Macy’s is the second largest consumer of helium in the world after the United States Government.
-Over 50,000 clowns have delighted children across the parade route over the years.
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