Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015

The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade presented by Macy's Department store. Parade is 3 hour event. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City. Parade starting at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thanksgiving Day.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade more than 44 million people watch in television.

Thanksgiving Day Parade History:

In 1920’s many of the employees of the department store were the first production immigrants. They were proud of their novel American heritage and they want to celebrate US holiday of the thanksgiving with festival type. The annual Thanksgiving Day parade was started by the Louis Bamberger in the year 1924, in New Jersey at store of Bamberger’s and then was transferred to the New York by the Macy’s. The employees marched to flagship store of Macy’s on the 34th street and are dressed in the colourful costumes. Thanks giving day Parade consists of the professional bands, floats and the live animals which are borrowed from Central Park Zoo. In the end of Thanks giving day Parade, the Santa Claus is welcomed in the Herald Square. However, in the Thanks giving day Parade Jolly Old Elf was crown on balcony of Macy’s at 34th Street entrance of the shop and then he was crowned as the King of the Kiddies. The Thanks giving day Parade became so successful that Macy’s declared that it will became the annual event.

The large balloons of the animal shaped which was fashioned by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in the year 1927, replaced the live animal when Cat the Felix balloon made the debut. These Thanks giving day Parade balloons were filled with the air, but from the next year helium was used for expanding balloon. As in the finale of the year 1928 Thanks giving day Parade, balloons were released in the sky where they were suddenly burst. In the following years they were designed with the safety valves which allow them to glide for few days. The address labels were also sewn in the balloons so that whoever found it can mail back the unnecessary balloon. In the year 1934, the first Mickey Mouse balloon was entered in the parade. From the year 1941, the annual festivities were broadcasted on the domestic radio of New York. The novel safety measures were integrated in the balloons in the year 2006 for preventing the injuries related to balloons and the balloon accidents. One of the measures which were taken was the installation of the device of the wind measurement for alerting Thanks giving day Parade organizations from the unsafe conditions which could cause balloons for behaving erratically. The Thanks giving day Parade organizers also implemented the measure for keeping the balloons closer to ground at the time of the windy conditions.

Balloons Inflation:

Balloons for the parade are exaggerated one day before on the both sides of American Museum of Natural History. The balloons which are used are split among the 77th and the 81st streets among the Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. The team of the inflation consists of large number of the volunteers from the Macy’s and also the students from the Stevens Institute of Technology. This is open to the general public in the afternoon and the night before parade.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 77th street and central park west at 9 AM. When Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade reaches Columbus Circle, parade turns on to Broadway. Finally Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ends 7th Avenue & 34th Street.

Originally Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is 6 ½ mile route starts from 145th Street in Harlem and ended at Herald Square

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Balloons for the parade are exaggerated one day before on the both sides of American Museum of Natural History. The balloons which are used are split among the 77th and the 81st streets among the Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. The team of the inflation consists of large number of the volunteers from the Macy’s and also the students from the Stevens Institute of Technology. This is open to the general public in the afternoon and the night before parade.

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Shrek
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2007
Hello Kitty
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2006
Pikachu balloon
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Introductions :

2008:

  • Horton the Elephant,
  • Figure With Heart by Keith Haring,
  • Buzz Lightyear, Smurf

2007:

  • Shrek,
  • Hello Kitty,
  • Abby Cadabby

2006:

  • Pikachu with Poké Ball (2nd version)
  • Flying Ace Snoopy (6th version)
  • 80th Anniversary Hot Air Balloon Replica

2005:

  • Dora the Explorer
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Healthy Mr. Potato Head
  • JoJo

2004:

  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Disney's Chicken Little
  • M&M's (was retired after 2006 parade)

2003:

  • Barney (2nd version)
  • Super Grover
  • Garfield (2nd version)

2002:

  • Kermit the Frog - 2nd version
  • Little Bill
  • Rich Uncle Pennybags
  • Charlie Brown

2001:

  • Bandleader Mickey Mouse - 3rd version
  • Ronald McDonald - 2nd version
  • Rich Uncle Pennybags
  • Jeeves, Dragon Tales Curious Georgen
  • Big Bird - 2nd version
  • Jimmy Neutron
  • Pikachu - First version
  • Cheesasaurus Rex

1999:

  • Millennium Snoopy - 5th version
  • Honey Nut Cheerios Bee
  • Blue's Clues

1998: Babe the Pig, Wild Thing, Dexter
1997: Arthur, Rugrats, Bumpe
1996: Rocky and Bullwinkle, Peter Rabbit

1995:

  • Dudley the Dragon,
  • SkyDancer
  • Eben Bear; Izzy

1994: Barney the Dinosaur , The Cat in the Hat
1993: Beethoven, Rex, Sonic the Hedgehog
1992: Goofy
1990: Clifford the Big Red Dog , Bart Simpson
1989: Bugs Bunny
1988:

  • Nestle Nesquik Bunny
  • Big Bird, Pink Panther
  • Snoopy with Woodstock

1987:

  • Spiderman
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Snuggle Bear
  • Skating Snoopy

1986: Baby Shamu, Humpty Dumpty
1985: Betty Boop
1984: Garfield, Raggedy Ann
1983: Yogi Bear
1982: Olive Oyl, Woody Woodpecker
1977: Kermit the Frog
1975: Weeble
1972: Smile, Mickey Mouse
1968: Aviator Snoopy
1966: Smokey Bear, Superman
1965: Underdog
1964: Linus the Lionhearted
1963: Dino the Dinosaur, Elsie the Cow
1951: Lucky Pup
1934: Mickey Mouse
1927: Felix the Cat

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Ronald McDonald
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2006
Mr. Potato Head
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2006
SpongeBob SquarePants
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2006

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Novelty Balloon Introduction:

Baseball, Parade Balloon Cluster, Artie the Pirate, Soccer Ball, Planet Earth, and Rabitt by Jeff Koons in the year 2007
Handprint Stars, Ice Cream Cone and Green Candy Cane in the year 2006
Uncle Sam in the year 2004
Candy Canes, Poinsettias, Wiggle Worm and Snow Crystals in the year 2005

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Acts and Performers:

Further to well recognized floats and balloons, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade also features the live harmony and the other performances. The high school and the colleges marching bands form all over the country participate in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the local channels broadcast the feature performances which are given by the popular bands and singers. The performers of the year 2007 in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade consists of the Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Dolly Parton, Corbin Bleu, Nikki Blonsky, Jordin Sparks, Good Charlotte, Life house, Terri Irwin, Jonas Brothers and Wynonna Judd.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Float introductions :

2007:

  • The Care Bears Winter Fun-Derland
  • International Cele-Bear-Ation Clock Tower
  • M&M's Chocolate Candies on Broadway
  • Music Bigger than Life
  • Barbie as The Island Princess

2006:

  • Barbie & the 12 Dancing Princesses
  • Doodlebug, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
  • Mother Goose
  • Music Bigger than Life
  • Space Station Discovery

2005:

  • Holiday Beat
  • Krazy Kritters
  • The Magic of Childhood
  • 123 Sesame Street,
  • Barbie as the Princess & The Pauper
  • NFL Classicr
  • Tutenstein, and Voyage to Adventure

2002: Barney's Playtime in The Park
1998: Sesame Street
1987: Marvel Comics
1984: Fraggle Rock
1971: Tom Turkey

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