Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017
Here you can find everything you need to know about Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017 including history, time, route and tickets
Not only you but the entire nation had been waiting throughout the year to watch this star-studded Macy’s Thanksgiving Day (A.K.A Thanksgiving 2017) Parade. Either you are a bored banker, or lazy software engineer or an idiot sports-man, everyone waited for this beloved Parade to watch on TV or live. About 50 million people watch this parade on TV on NBC and 3.5 million people gathered around the rout of two-and-half-mile distance after spending good money on a ticket. If you are interested in knowing the history of this Parade, when this was started, and who gives the idea to start the parade, and when this was started broadcasting on TV, stick in here do not rush around and read the full post.
History of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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You would be amazed to know that the parade is reaching the milestone of 90’s years. When Macy’s store was shifted to 34 streets, the workers took the flag and March towards new place to mention the route to new store with animals, bands and performers. That was the eye-sighting moment for the people living there, later on, this was loved by the audiences, and they started it at every Thanksgiving Day.
In 1948 it was started broadcasting on the TV with the live performer and big sized balloons and much more things were introduced. The gigantic balloons every year becomes the core of attraction of children. The reasons are floating balloons impresses the children, as the other little balloons do not float and go straight up in the air. The floating balloons are the vital part of the Parade with the Filmi actresses’ singers, dancers, and live performer. Even this year the winners of America Got talent would be the part of the parade. The broadcasting of the Parade started at 9 a.m. until noon all over the U.S.A and New York City is the place where all these broadcasting goes to all time zones.
Talented singers’ three-time Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Sarah and 19-times Grammy-winning crooner will also be the part of the parade to amuse the audience.
Talented dancers groups from the high schools and different states of America will be the part of this Parade. These local dancing troops are the tradition to be the part of the Parade.
The best high school musicians and Macy’s great American marching band from the 50 states of America, with the participant from the U.S Army, will charge the band to lead and entertain people with different acts.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Route:
About 8,000 people participate as a performer in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with hundreds of Musicians, Marching bands, athletes, high school dancers with gigantic balloons, and animal.
The Parade started from 77th street, star-studded two-half-mile distanced, gathered around by about 3.5 million people and about 50 million people watch this parade on TV. It almost becomes difficult for you to pick a good spot to view the parade, as about 3.5 million people watch the parade. It will be good for you to be ready about 6 a.m. and pick a good viewing spot and do not be a rolling stone, be fixed there, holding hands of your children, having snacks and other refreshments in the bag.
Do not leave that spot, stick in there, to watch the entertainment of the year.
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The Parade begins to march at 77th street and head towards south on Central Park West. Near Columbia Circle, the Parade take a turn to the east onto Central Park South, you should take this in mind that before three years the parade head down to Broadway. Reaching 6th Avenue, it touches the corner of the central park to the south and marches south taking the 69th street to 34th street. At 6th Avenue, it goes towards 34th street to Macy’s square and ends there about 12 pm.
You can select a spot by visiting the rout a day before, and then the next day, you should be there before 6:30 as Parade started every year at about 8 a.m
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Tickets:
You can book an online ticket to view the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But, before booking, you should know either the service provider is genuine or not. Much service provider company came into existence near the parade day, and most of them are fake and illegal.
For booking a general ticket, there will be no seats fixed for you; you should take this in mind.
The seats you see on TV are just for the Macy’s team which works for the store. You can stand outside with everyone if you do not want to pay any amount. If you pay the amount, you can pick a view to be seated either when the Parade goes down towards 34th street or in front of the many’ store.
It would be comfortable to buy a ticket and watch all the performances from very near with your family. But, by standing outside and the view can also be comfortable if you pick a good view.
If you are not a resident of New York City, you have to come to one day before; you can hire a different service which provides breakfast, night living, and ticket also.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade time:
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If you are come from any other state to watch the Parade and living in a hotel, did not buy a ticket, would be good to get up earlier around 6 a.m. Collect the warm clothes as it is November in New York City, and Parade begins from the 77th and reaches at central Park around 9 a.m. and ended at 34th street at Macy’s Herald square about 12 pm.
There is nothing official, sometimes, it started about 9:30 to 10:30 and ended about 2 a.m. morning to 3 a.m. morning. There are some points where the Parade stops and do some rests. The entertainers, dancers, zoo’s animal and high school students also participate in the Parade.
Every year, it becomes a national entertainment day when the Parade started, millions of the people the 77th street near central part to watch the Parade with their Family, it almost becomes a Christmas before Christmas.
I hope you had gotten some knowledge with this article, hope you would do well at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, do not forget to carry water and hot drinks with you, snacks and beverages will also be preferable. If you are watching the Parade outside, also carry some
Plastic chairs to sit in; otherwise, it would become difficult for you to watch the most entertaining moments of the year.