Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013-The Thank giving of world’s largest department store
Known as one of America’s oldest department stores, Macy’s is also known as having the longest running event in New York City; a Thanksgiving Day Parade, right down Broadway for the last 85 years. This annual parade has become a national institution and a much desired destination for marching bands and performance groups, countrywide.
Macy’s Thanksgiving began a new tradition in 2009 by taking a new route, for the first time, down 7th avenue. With all the pomp and pageantry, each and every parade is sure to ensure your Thanksgiving Day starts off with a Bang; at least that is how the 3.5 million people that line the streets and the 50 million people that watch it on TV feel.
The parade includes some 10,000 participants that include marching bands, incredible floats, giant helium balloons, performance groups and of course the one and only Santa Claus. The marching bands alone include over 250 participants that represent all 50 states; Macy’s calls them, the Macy’s Great American Marching Band. As of the 20th of April, 2012, the marching bands that are participating in the parade include: Elkhart, Indiana’s Concord High School Marching Band; West Chester, Ohio Lakota West High School Marching Band; USA Macy’s Great American Marching Band; Chicago Heights, Illinois Marian Catholic High School Marching Band; Mesa, Arizona’s Mountain View High School.
New York’s NYPD Marching Band; Tennessee’s Ooltewah High School Marching Band; Florida’s Tarpon Springs High School Marching Band; Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Union High School Marching Band; Quantico, Virginia Quantico Marine corps Band; and Amherst, Massachusetts University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band.
When is Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013?
Always held on Thanksgiving day, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade 2013 will be held on Thursday November 28th and for 2014 it will fall on Thursday, November 27th.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NYC will began at 9am EST at 77th street and Central Park West and ends at 12 noon at 34th street. Besides the amazing marching bands, the other parade attractions include live dancers, live music from performers and popular bands such is Jessica Simpson, India Arie, Kylie Minogue and the most famous Gladys Knight.
The Macy’s Day Parade is also renowned for its parade floats and balloons are another amazing spectacle to behold. In the past there have been floats like Mount Rushmore’s American Pride, Pokemon’s Reshiram, Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure and Zekrom as some of the most famous. Some of the famous balloons in the parade include Olive Oyl, which appeared in 1982; a huge, air filled Felix the Cat, which first appeared in 1927 and was meant to replace live animals; Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Shrek, Super Mario, Spider-Man, the Energizer Bunny and Snoopy. Besides the parade, there are many other sights and sounds to see in New York City such as, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall or Lincoln Center, Broadway, the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, Times Square, New York City Museums like Metropolitan Museum of Art, World Trade Center Site, “Ground Zero”, New York City Observation Decks, Empire State Building, Top of the Rock at 30 Rockefeller Center, Central Park so get there early.
Happy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade 2013.