Monday, November 21, 2011

The 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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This year Macy’s will celebrate its 85th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade!

The famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off at 9:00am on Thursday, November 24, 2011. The parade sets the tone for the holiday season for all of New York and the rest of the country on Thanksgiving morning each year, for the last 84 years. 

More than 3.5 million people view the entertainment live along the parade route, which starts at 77th Street and Central Park West and moves south to 59th Street. From 59th Street the parade turns south down 7th to 42nd Street. Then from 42nd Street, the performers will turn east onto 6th Avenue where the parade ends at Herald Square on 34th Street and 7th Avenue in New York City. 

More than 50 million viewers tune in to the live television broadcast while spectators watch in awe as 10,000 participants, including the nation’s best marching bands, performance groups, countless giant helium balloons, breathtaking floats with celebrity performances and Santa Claus, pass before their eyes. 

This year, 11 marching bands from around the country will perform in the 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, including: Carmel High School Marching Band from Carmel, Indiana; Dobyns-Bennett Marching Indian Band from Kingsport, Tennessee; Hawaii All-State Marching Band from Kaneohe, Hawaii; Homestead High School Marching Band from Cupertino, California; Homewood Patriot Band from Homewood, Alabama; Legacy High School Lightning Marching Band from Broomfield, Colorado; Macy’s Great American Marching Band with musicians representing all 50 states; Miami University Marching Band from Oxford, Ohio; Nation Ford High School Marching Band from Fort Mill, South Carolina; the NYPD Marching Band from NY; and Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band from Canton, Michigan. 

If you are planning on attending the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, click HERE for detailed information, including where to view the parade, what time to arrive, etc.

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