This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
We are headed out of town for Thanksgiving, and while we are all super excited about it, I feel guilty about spending the day without my family. In fact, it’s only the second Turkey Day ever spent outside my parents’ living room! It’s the thirty something year tradition that has basically been my Mom’s holiday, as she and my Dad prep their feast for the family and my siblings. Sure, we may be away this year, but you can bet the five of us will spend the morning in pjs with hot chocolate in hand, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from our hotel room.
Next Thursday, the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® will take to the streets of New York City, as the country gathers to celebrate. The unparalleled event will be attended by more than 3.5 million spectators, who line the streets of Manhattan, joined by more than 50 million viewers on television. All are excited to greet the host of giant character balloons, dazzling floats, the nation’s best marching bands, performance groups, celebrities, and the holiday season welcome to the man himself, Santa Claus.
I couldn’t feel more lucky to have experienced this in my hometown year after year. There’s really nothing like watching the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade whether it be in person or on television. Since I was I kid, whether attending in person or watching on TV, I’ve never missed a year; and now with children, that tradition continues. Two years ago, my family and I were fortunate enough to catch the action, right in the grandstand seats, in the middle of 34th Street. It was a once in a lifetime experience that we will cherish forever.
I’m excited to watch the new opening this year which will feature an all-star ensemble cast of celebrities and performances! Some of the new floats this year include Paw Patrol’s Chase, Olaf, and The Grinch. And, as part of the first hour of festivities Gwen Stefani will perform White Christmas at the Bryant Park ice rink!
Be sure to tune in Thanksgiving morning to watch the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, to kick off your holiday season!