The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been going strong for many generations. In fact, this parade is over eighty years old! This popular parade is loved and watched by many families, both in person and on television! Whether you are planning to pack up and head to New York to watch the parade in person, or if you are planning to watch it on television right from the comfort of your own home, this is a great way to start your Thanksgiving morning! So dress in your warm clothing or snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy the Thanksgiving parade by Macy!
Every Thanksgiving morning, you can witness this historic parade from the Big Apple itself, New York! The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at nine o’clock in the morning and ends at twelve o’clock noon! That is three hours of fun, music, balloons, and floats! For those who are watching the parade in person, it will begin at 77th Street and Central Park West. The parade comes to an end at 34th Street and 7th Avenue.
Whether you are watching on television or in person, this parade always has a lot to offer! The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is full of floats, balloons, marching bands, characters, and even celebrities! For the 2010 parade, the giant balloons will include Buzz Lightyear, Kermit the Frog, Snoopy as The Flying Ace, and Spongebob Squarepants! The floats will include 123 Sesame Street, Jolly Polly Pirate Ship, Snoopy’s Dog house, and Tom Turkey. You will also see marching bands, performance groups, and more! This is only a small dose of what you can expect to see from this wonderful parade! To top it all off, you will see an appearance from the jolly man in the red suit himself, Santa Claus!
If you are going to watch The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person, it is recommended that you get there as early as seven o’clock in the morning. You should not bring any folding chairs, as it can get crowded. You should, however, bring your coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and other warm clothing, because you will be watching this parade outside! Be polite to those around you, and do not push or fight. The balloons, floats, and more are huge, and you will probably be able to see them. If you going to watch it from home, remember that it begins at nine o’clock in the morning. There are various channels that will show different parts of the parade, so you can flip back and forth and see what you would like, especially if one station comes to a commercial.
This parade is an event that has been loved and cherished by children and adults for many years. Regardless of where you will be this year, have fun and enjoy watching The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!