The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
There’s nothing like waking up on Thanksgiving Day, making some hot chocolate or coffee, and cozying up to the TV with your family for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For me, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition that just cannot be missed.
As a child, I had two favorite parts of the parade: When the awesome floats make their way to Macy’s Herald Square and the very end, the moment that the big man himself – Santa – arrives! I have to say, that really hasn’t changed at all as I grew up. I won’t lie, I get teary eyed when Santa comes. Even though the holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier every year, that moment when Santa arrives ushers in the holiday season for me.
I’ll never forget my favorite parade memory. When I was about 10 years old, my father was working directly across from Macy’s Herald Square. Every year, his office would hold a get together for families to come and enjoy the parade from above the city streets and that year we decided to visit my aunt and uncle in Westchester, NY for Thanksgiving. So we woke up very early and before heading to Thanksgiving dinner, we got to attend the parade. If that were to happen now, there would be so many pictures I would take, but it’s just a memory that I will always hold dear to my heart.
Everyone knows not to invite me anywhere before about noon on Thanksgiving day because I will be busy enjoying family time watching the parade. This year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is celebrating it’s 91st anniversary! To celebrate, there will be a new opening that will feature an all-star ensemble cast of celebrities from pop culture, stage and TV all singing and dancing together in an epic performance of Dancin’ in The Street! You will not want to miss it! During the first hour of the parade festivities, one of my favorite performers, Gwen Stefani, will perform White Christmas at the Bryant Park ice rink surrounded by fans and skaters.
For more info about the Parade lineup, visit the parade website!
I hope you will tune with me at 9 a.m. ET to watch the new opening of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!