Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Everything You Need To Know

Posted: Nov 24 2016, 9:37am CST | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News

 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Everything You Need to Know
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Your guide to know everything you need to know about 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

If you are in New York on Thanksgiving Day, there might be nothing more special than attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The event is underway and there is so much to see that even a blink of an eye and you might just miss the fun. So what could be better is to know what to expect and what to look forward to at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

What is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’s Route?

Reportedly over 3 million spectators will be gathering to see the parade and if you know where the parade will be passing, you might just make it in time. It’s a big parade, it will not move so quickly so you might just be able to catch it on between these venues; the parade has already kicked off at 77th East and Central Park West.

The ribbon has been cut and the parade is on its way. Many early campers have already been waiting at the Central Park West side just to see the parade. The first turn comes at the Columbus Circle which is at Central Park South. If you just log in on Verizone or MSNBC online, you can get a great view of the parade from the 360 cameras that are the result of major collaboration with Macy’s. Central Park South and 6th Avenue is the next turn for the parade.

You can get a great view from 38th to 59th street of the whole parade. So if you want to catch up, you can head down to the 42nd Street because that is where the viewership for media gets restricted all the way to Macy’s Herald Square where the ending ceremony will be without any media scrutiny. 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons!!!

The best thing about Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the balloons ofcourse. The huge balloons and floats that are featured in the parade are picked and prepared beforehand. They are the selection of the most loved icons.

This year the parade is featuring, Hello Kitty by Sanrio Inc., Diary of A Wimpy Kid by Abrams Brooks, Pillsbury Doughboy by Pillsbury, Pikachu by The Pokémon Company International (you all can finally catch Pikachu), SpongebobSquarepants by Nickelodeon, The Elf on the Shelf, Skylander’sEruptor by Skylanders, Thomas the Tank Engine by Mattell Inc., Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger by Power Rangers, Paddington from the Copyrights Group, Ronald McDonald of McDonald’s, Red from Angry Birds by Rovio Entertainment, Dino from Sinclair Oil, Ice Age’s Scrat and his Acorn from Twentieth Century Fox, Trolls from Dreamworks Animations and the fan favorite, Charlie Brown from Peanuts Worldwide.

The novelty balloons include Macy’s Yellow Star and Red Believe Star, Harold the Policeman and Harold the Fireman, Charlie, Kit and C.J. Holiday Elves, Happy Hippo, Arrtle the Pirate, Wiggleworm, Happy Dragon, Trixie the Dog and Felix the Cat. Balloonicles include Aflac the Duck and Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

The floats for this year include, Big Apple by NY Daily News, On the Roll Again by Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel, Santa’s Sleigh and Tom’s Turkey by Macy’s, 123 Sesame Street by Sesame Street, Mount Rushmore’s American Pride by South Dakta Department of Tourism, Frozen Fall Fun by Discover, It’s All Fun by Gibson Brands and many more. 

Who’s performing at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Here’s a list of all the performers that are there for the parade;

  • Johnnyswim
  • DiamanteElectrico
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Michelle Carter
  • Maddie &Tae
  • Laurie Hernandez
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Jacob Whitesides
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Easton Corbin
  • De La Soul
  • Daya
  • Chloe and Halle
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Aloe Blacc
  • Ben Rector
  • Regina Spektor
  • Tineflies
  • Toney Bennett
  • Grace Vanderwaal
  • ClaressaShields
  • The Muppets
  • Tatyana McFadden 
  • Hannah McFaden
  • Gianfranco Iannotta
  • Mikey Brannigan
  • LunchmoneyLewis
  • The Radio City Rockettes

So tune in or turn up right now and don’t miss out on the fun.

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