Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade

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In History
  • Macy's Christmas Day Parade?

    Macy's Christmas Day Parade?
    The Macy's Thanksgiving's day Parade is one of New York's biggest events. It has been a tradition in New York ever since 1924. The thing that inspired the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the huge Macy's store. That store took up a whole entire block. It was the largest store and Macy's wanted to do something to celebrate. They were thinking what to do, and then they thought of a Parade. The Parade was originally supposed to be for Christmas
  • Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade

    Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade
    The 1924 Parade was so successful that they decided to do it again. In 1927 movies started to get more popular, and instead of live animals in the parade they replaced that with balloons of famous movie characters. The first balloons ever in the Macy's Thanksgivings day parade included Felix the Cat, The Dragon, The Elephant, and Toy Soldier. In 1924 they also changed the name. Instead of being Macy's Christmas Day Parade to then Macy's Thanksgivings Day Parade.
  • Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade CANCELLED!

    Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade CANCELLED!
    The Parade was canceled in 1942, 1943 and 1944 due to World War II. At the start of the war, Macy's donated the Balloons (that where made of rubber at the time) to the government’s rubber scrap heap in a ceremony held at New York’s City Hall.
  • Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade 1958

    Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade 1958
    Due to a helium shortage in 1958, the U.S. Government asked Macy's to go light on the use of the gas. Macy's decided to inflate the Balloons with air and hoist them on trucks with cranes for the journey down Broadway.
  • Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade Going forward 1990s

    Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade Going forward 1990s
    The 1990’s saw the Parade Balloons adding new characters from the Internet, videogames and contemporary cartoons. Sonic the Hedgehog, Jeeves and the Rugrats were just a few of these Balloons. In the past 77 years the Parade has attracted a sea of celebrities. The years have seen Harpo Marx, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Diana Ross, Sammy Davis, Jr., Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, NSYNC, Shania Twain, and Christina Aguilera, among others.
  • Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade Virtual?!

    Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade Virtual?!
    This year will certainly be different! In 2020 due to COVID-19 the Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade will be virtual. Safety is a priority for the parade in 2020 and Macy's has been working closely with the City and State of New York to keep the tradition alive. They plan on doing a virtual Macy's Thanksgiving's day Parade. They won't do it in person so the risk of COVID won't go up. Macy's Thanksgiving's day Parade will be on CBS broadcasts. This year certainly is challenging a lot of people say
  • Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade Going forward

    Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade Going forward
    The Macy's Thanksgiving's Day Parade was a smashing success that in New York it is now a well known tradition. They evolved from animals to know huge balloons and floats. It is a huge Parade that I'm sure everyone knows about. The Macy's Thanksgiving's day Parade has it's ups and downs but is a still well known tradition. So next time Thanksgiving comes around remember to stop by to see the Macy's Thanksgiving's day Parade!