Monday, 7 October 2013

MACY'S Thanksgiving Day Parade Story

Hi everyone:)!,

I'm a HUGE fan of different kind of parades and I would love to visit NY to see the MACY'S Thanksgiving Day Parade too! It begans 89 years ago (1924) - when the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has started! 

Here you can see some pic's from the early 30s:

(Photo Credits: Pinterest, phoenixnewtimes, Disney - I don't own each of them!)

The amount, quality and hype behind the traditional and each year made parade grows up with the years!

The 40's:

(Photo Credits: Pinterest, Disney, nation.time, cntraveler - I don't own each of them!)

When I've searched on the internet about the story behind I've found something really interesting:

It's the 2nd oldest Thanksgiving parade along with the America's Thanksgiving Parade (Detroit) in the whole US! It always starts at 9:00 a.m in N.Y. and the first Macy's department store employees in the holly 20s where first-generation immigrants! Proud of their new American heritage, they wanted to celebrate the United States parade of Thanksgiving with the type of festival their parents had loved in Europe. 1924 Employees and professional entertainers marched from 145th Street in Harlem to Macy's flagship store on 34th Street dressed in vibrant costumes.

The 50's:

The parade was suspended 1942–1944 during World War II, owing to the need for rubber and helium in the war effort. The parade resumed in 1945 using the route that it followed until 2008.It was featured in featured in the 1947 film, Miracle on 34th Street, which included footage of the 1946 festivities.(via Wikipedia)

The 60's:

"The balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade come in three varieties. The first and oldest is the novelty balloon class, consisting of smaller balloons, some of which fit on the heads of the performers. The second, and most famous, is the full-size balloon class, primarily consisting of licensed pop-culture characters. The third and most recent is the "Blue Sky Gallery," in which the works of contemporary artists are transformed into full-size balloons." (via Wikipedia)

The 70's:

Bart Simpson balloon figure (1991):

During the 90s there - where a LOT of special performances, musical acts too! It's the century of my childhood and I've had enough lovely memories!:) You maybe remember the chaotic but nice dog Beethoven, Scooby Doo ("where are you"?:)) and Pillsbury Dough man? - Oh well and the M&Ms or the pink Engergizer bunny/rabbit by - these are all figures, which almost all 90s children should know!:)

Macy's Santa Clause changed his sleigh and clothes not dramatical BUT goes with the lifestyle of each decade/century!:

(Photo Credits: nydaily news,rhythmofmymind, cntraveler,modernkiddo, americanhistory - I don't own each of them!)

The christmas movie "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) - was played on the road and includes a short scene of the original Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!:

(Photo Credits: misadventuresofmoppet,black-and-white-movies, hollywood,internationalcinemareview,thelarsenfilmreview, thefineartdiner  - I don't own each of them!)

Patti LaBelle "Wouldn't It Be Beautiful" (1990):

Shania Twain "Any Man Of Mine" (1995):

 Chicago The Musical Broadway (1997):

BBVD "I Want To Be Like You/Jungle Book" (1999):

The early 2000s:

Hilary Duff "So Yesterday" (2003):

Grinch (2006):

John Stamos "Bye Bye Birdie" (2009):

How To Succeed Broadway Musical "Brotherhood of Man" (2011):

It's a great and awesome new experience and exciting moment to enjoy one of the famous Macys Thanksgiving/Christmas parades as the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade of 2013 will soon start!:) Where more than 8.000 participants - Macy's employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns and different dance groups spread their own holiday charm and cheer! The 2-mile route is each year full of viewers/visitors each age and features America's best marching bands, lovely and magical floats and the well known and one of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade main points: the giant helium character balloons! 
The route:
Don't waist your time and visit Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in N.Y. on  11.28.2013! It begins at the 77th Street & Central Park West at 9a.m. Continues to the Columbus Circle and veers south onto 6th Avenue (also great to see from the 59th to 38th street!) You may know, that the view is highly stopped and limited from the 6th Avenue between 34th-38th street by the national television broadcast. The parade makes its final and stops at the in front of Macy's Herald Square! (via Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade)

I hope you've enjoyed and found it a bit interesting as I think it is really well worth seeing! 

Wish you a lovely afternoon/night/mornin' - this depends on where you are currently staying:)!


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