Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov 27, 2014TV Network - NBC
Oh sure, we saw candy canes out at various unnamed stories two weeks before Halloween, but this is the day, officially (according to us), that the holiday season begins. That is why (as we understand things) Santa is at the end of the parade -- he is ushering in the holiday season. NBC is airing the event live on the east coast at 9am and then tape delayed across the country. They will even reair the parade this very afternoon.
Nov 28, 2013TV Network - NBC
Every year--every single year--for we simply don't know how long (although presumably some research as to what number parade this is would tell us, but it's Thanksgiving and we're on vacation), Thanksgiving truly gets started with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This event has been featured in movies, on other television shows, and is a tradition (forgive us for sounding like an advertisement) like no other. Expect floats and balloons old and new, and we're relatively certain that someone from the North Pole will be present at the tail end of the event to kickoff the holiday season.
Nov 22, 2012TV Network - NBC
This is it, this is THE parade. This is the one featured in films like "Miracle on 34th Street," this is the one that heads past Central Park, through Times Square, and finishes with spectacular performances outside Macy's in Herald Square. This is the one with the huge floats, the one with the balloons of your favorite characters, and the one with Santa at the end. Watch, enjoy, smell that turducken cooking, and think back to when you were young and the holiday season held that special magic.