Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


Janie Aronson

Every year millions of people await the beloved Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held in none other than New York City. This year at 9 a.m. on November 28th, the 93rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade will commence.

Today, the parade is considered one of the country’s most cherished holiday traditions and one of the best ways to kick off the holiday season. However, the parade would not be possible without over 8,000 volunteers dressed up in costumes, entertaining crowds with some of the nations best marching bands and incredible dance numbers.

The Thanksgiving Day Parade is known for many things, such as its high-flying character balloons, world-class marching bands and performance groups,  jaw-dropping animated floats, artists, musical numbers, and of course, the one-and-only Santa Claus.

People all over the United States are wondering what they should expect for this year’s parade. Well, I am here to let you know just that. This years parade line-up features 16 giant balloon characters and 40 novelty balloons, heritage balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads, and tricaloons. There will also be 26 floats, 1,200 cheerleaders and dancers, more than 1,000 clowns, and 11 marching bands.

This years parade will also feature the following stars:

-Natasha Bedingfield        -NHL legends Dominic Moore and Eddie Olczyk

-Billy Porter                        -Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin

-Kelly Rowland                  -Former NASA astronauts, Kay Hire and Janet Kavandi

-Chris Young                      -Lea Michele

-NCT 127                             -Idina Menzel

-Black Eyed Peas               -Chris Janson

-The Muppets                    -Debbie Gibson

-Ozuna                                -Josh Dela Cruz

-Chicago                             -Ciara

The parade will also feature some performances from the casts of:

-Hadestown                       -Beetlejuice

-Ain’t Too Proud               -Radio City Rockettes

So, set your alarms, or DVR if you want to sleep in, and make sure to tune into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28th at 9 a.m.