Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Macy’s Online Store
There’s no better tradition on Thanksgiving Day than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, especially when coupled with the convenience of Macy’s online store. When you think of the holiday season and it’s shopping tradition, the Thanksgiving Day Parade and Macy’s online shopping may come to mind. Click through the links below to find everything from parade information to pictures of the balloons to great deals on affordable hotels in New York City.
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade News
Provided by the Jim Henson Company, Kermit The Frog maintained his legacy as one of the most traditional characters in American history.
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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a monumental annual NYC event, with 3.5 million people lining the streets and more than 50 million people viewing at home. The more than 10,000 participants in Macy's Parade 2011 will walk the nearly six-mile route through Manhattan. Click the link above for all of the latest news on this year’s Macys Parade performers, parade route and new balloons!
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup
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The biggest parade in America, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade NYC comes with a lot of expectations. Known for the famous giant floats, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade also features musical performances from Broadway shows, some of today’s most popular musicians, and the Radio City Rockettes, who have been a parade cornerstone for years. With 15 balloons, 12 marching bands, 27 floats, numerous musical performances, and countless celebrity appearances, this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup should be as exciting as ever!
NY Thanksgiving Parade Map
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade runs a six-mile track from Central Park West to Herald Square, sweeping the streets of Manhattan with holiday cheer. Make sure if you go to the famous NY parade, you know how and where to follow it with a map of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade route. Not to mention where and where not to stand for a good view of the Thanksgiving Parade floats.
Hotels Near New York Thanksgiving Parade Route
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For visitors to NYC on Thanksgiving who want a view of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, one option is to stay at a hotel along the Macy's parade route.In order to get away from the crowd, but still take in all the iconography of the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, visitors can find a great deal on a NY hotel room in a number of great locations. Click on the above link to find a bunch of affordable hotel deals in New York City, or the links below:
- Wingate Hotel Midtown Manhattan: The Wingate Hotel in Midtown Manhattan is one of New York City's top luxury hotels, with a modern architectural design and top-rate amenities. It's also conveniantly located near Madison Square Garden and Macy's department store.
- Hotel Metro NYC: This Midtown NY hotel offers 181 guestrooms and suites that were renovated as recently as 2007 with a sleek feel and design. Hotel Metro offers some great NY hotel deals for travelers on a budget.
- Hilton Garden Inn West 35th St: The Hilton Garden NY is just a short walk or cab ride away from the New York City Macy's and the Empire State Building, and offers comfortable accommodations for work and leisure travelers in NYC.
Photo Tour of NYC Macy's Day Parade
Live dancers and music are just a part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade excitement.
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There’s no visual quite like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The enormous balloons float high with the skyscrapers in New York City, while the colorful marching bands play bright, shining instruments. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade floats and pageantry can only be captured so much by photos, but if you want a sneak peek into one of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions, click the link above for a picture guided tour.
The NY Macys Parade Balloons
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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brings to mind celebration in New York City and parade balloons. From the iconic Underdog, to 2010’s homage to the beloved children’s book ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid,’ the enormous balloons are a piece of Americana. Watch this year for Spongebob, Gonzo the Great and Super Mario balloons climbing through the fall sky. A trip to New York City during Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without catching a glimpse of these gigantic performers.
Macy’s Day Parade Clowns
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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has another great tradition: the Macy’s Day Parade Clowns. These hardworking entertainers bring a special element and light-hearted fun to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with elaborate make-up and jovial antics. Click above for a photo gallery of a great assortment of pictures of the Macy’s Day Parade Clowns.
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade History
While new falloon characters are introduced every year, many crowd favorites remain.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC is a longstanding tradition, and one of the most treasured annual events in New York, as well as throughout America. The second longest running Thanksgiving Day parade has a rich history. In 1924, New York City Macy’s employees were also immigrants. Proud of their new American citizenship, and wanted to celebrate in a holiday fashion with a grand parade. Ever since, the The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has evolved into the backbone of the holidays season for countless people.