Macy's Thanksgiving Parade: How It All Began

The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is an annual event that takes place in New York City. The parade features a variety of floats, performers, and balloons.

The parade attracts spectators from all over the world. The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is a cherished tradition for many people.

Macy's'S annual tradition has begun as soon as the store expanded to Broadway and 30th becoming world's largest store with 1 million square feet of retail space. The very first parade took place in 1924 with inflated balloons and zoo animals.

Macy's Parade wasn't always arranged to commemorate Thanksgiving. The parade was first organized by Rowland Hussey Macy in the late nineteenth century, when it took Thanksgiving from Harlem to Herald Square.

Beginning in 1953, NBC has been broadcasting an annual parade. The first parade's theme was the nursery rhymes. Among the characters depicted in the inflated balloons were Little Miss Muffet, Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, and others.

In 1927, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade featured floats instead of animals. The very first float was of the Felix Cat. The parade happened with rare cancellations. The parade was ended only once between 1942 and 1944, and it never resumed after the 9 11 attacks.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, taking place on November 24th, 2022, will include celebrities such as Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, and Hoda Kotb. They're all set to feature film roles. The iconic procession will be attended by famous faces like Paul McCartney.