The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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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!

 

 

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18 thoughts on “The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!”

  1. This makes me miss NYC big time! There were a couple of times this year that made me want to go back and live there again. I think it’s really nice to be able to watch this live! These days we just watch it on TV.

  2. Macy’s Thanksgiving parade is THE parade of the year, in my opinion! I’m always excited to see what floats they’ll have!

  3. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    We love watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on tv. It’s a tradition that I grew up doing, and one that my girls have done all their lives as well.

  4. Cas | Getyourholidayon

    I have always wanted to take my children to see the Thanksgiving Parade. This looks like so much fun! What a great memory your family will have from this. 🙂

  5. I have never watched this parade but I’ve heard lots about it. I would love to one day see it live. Your girls outfits are adorable!

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  6. Anyone who knows me, knows I do not do anything before the parade is over. My son has been asking me if we can go one year, maybe I will be brave like you one year and go!

  7. I worked at Starbucks on 47th and Broadway while in school. And it was all hands on deck on Thanksgiving because of the parade. But once the parade started, everyone left the shop. And I remember just sitting on a box and watching the whole parade live, from the comfort of the heated store. It was so amazing and something I never thought I would see live. Glad you got to experience it live too.

  8. I have always loved the Parade. I used to watch it with my mom on TV and thought it would be wonderful to go see it in person. Maybe one of these days I will get there to see it with my kids.

  9. We watch from Canada every year! I have adored this parade for many years and really hope we can tune in this year too, its such a great one for littles too!

  10. I used to watch the parade all the time as a kid. It was a Thanksgiving tradition to watch it while my mom worked on preparing the meal so the house always smelled amazing. I don’t watch it as much now, though I do catch glimpses of it during the time it is on.

  11. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is such a staple of my childhood and I love to share that experience with my kids. I look forward to it almost as much as the turkey. I hope to one day attend in person.

  12. Watching this on tv was a big tradition for my family and seeing this in person is such a big goal for us! I love the photos and definitely making me want to go!

  13. Would love to catch the Macy’s day parade in New York one year. I know my little girl would enjoy it so much, I know I would enjoy New York!!

  14. I love watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s a tradition in our house, along with watching the family play football outside.

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