Since November 1927, Thanksgiving has become synonymous with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. A grand procession of Macy’s workers, fairytale-looking floats, balloons, clowns, zoo animals and animated characters that snakes its way across NY City’s Upper West Side, the parade heads in the direction of the trademark store on Manhattan’s 34th St. while the nation watches in delight.
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7 Super Thanksgiving Parade Facts
- If the three and a half million street-viewers boggles the mind, the above 50 million that follow the procession via their TV certainly is awe inspiring!
- Every special event needs insurance, especially one of a magnitude like the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Oversized exhibits couldn’t get any larger as they actually are restricted to a specific dimension by the coverage guidelines!
- The 2016 parade mega-spectacle incorporates an assortment of novelty inflatables, including 16 enormous character balloons!
- The parade’s twenty-six floats are escorted by 12 marching bands, 1,100 cheerleaders and more than a thousand clowns!
- One thousand-plus volunteers march together with the parade!
- One arm on the parade’s Red Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger 77-foot long balloon equals the length of an ordinary school bus!
- Introduced to this year’s cast of parade balloons are two 38”-wide trolls, each created with 12’-long hair!
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