Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Lindsey Kemmerling, Staffer

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is an event that many Americans look forward to every year. The parade started in 1934, and took place again on November 27th, 2018. Macy’s, being a huge store, started the tradition by wanting to throw a huge parade on Thanksgiving to celebrate the holiday. The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured Mother Goose themes such as Little Miss Muffet and Little Miss Red Riding Hood. It also featured Macy’s employees dressed up, borrowed animals from the Central Park Zoo and, of course, Santa Clause.


In 2018, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is bigger and better than ever. It featured musical performances by artists such as Ashley Tisdale, Bazzi and John Legend. Marching bands, such as Homewood Patriot Band from Homewood, AL, performed at the parade. There were even some performance groups such as the Spirit of America Dance stars. As for the floats, there were many amazing ones, such as the Kinder’s “Fantasy Chocolate Factory” and the Krazy Glue “Fun House.” These floats are used as ad-like presentations of how companies can be ‘fun’. As for the fan favorite balloons, Macy’s featured great balloons such as Sunny the Snowpal and the Blue ad White Macy’s Stars. The parade continues to be a festival-like celebration of art with its colorful floats and balloons.