Thanksgiving Day is observed on Fourth Thursday in November annually in United States of America and Canada. In US and Canada Thanksgiving is a Public Holiday. Behind Thanksgiving Day in the US there is a great history, but in Canada, it’s just a Harvest Festival’s celebrations. But main intention and meanings for the celebration are same in both countries which are to Say Thanks to God for His numerous blessings on us. And also thanking for all the things we enjoy in our lives. Thanksgiving activities for families mostly revolve around sharing Famous Thanksgiving Quotes and sayings, planning Thanksgiving parties, watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, arranging Thanksgiving games also Thanksgiving meal, and Thanksgiving travel et al.

Watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the best activity to do on the day or it’s best to be a part of it with your friends, and family. To explore more about the great Macy’s Parade see our humble collection. Join us to know more in our article. We are revealing all the aspects of Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

The Great Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:


The grand parade held by the US occupying the department store chain Macy’s every year. This wonderful parade started in 1924 and honored as the second oldest parade of US as the American Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. New York City is the adherence place for the parade on Thanksgiving Day it continues for three hours, starting from 9:00 am EST. the parade is being nationally transmitted by Television since 1952.

Founder of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Lois Bamberger is the founder of this parade in Newark, New Jersey from Bamberger’s Store. Then it moved to New York City by Macy’s. The store workers walked in amazing costume to Macy’s Leadership store in New York on 34 street. They also brought bands, animals from Central Park Zoo, and floats with them. Santa Claus welcome the parade in Herald Square at the end of the parade. The attendees of first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were more than 250,000. Then they decided to arrange the outstanding Parade annually on the Thanksgiving Day.

Interesting Aspects of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:


This parade is continually full of enjoyment, entertainment and fun. Since 2013 two types of balloons are presented in the Parade. The balloons in small size are the oddity and shaped like the human heads, and the balloons in the larger size are shaped in Pop-Culture character. About 90 people control these balloons. From 2005-2012 Blue Sky Gallery Balloons are also presented in the Parade.

There are many performances in the parade along with live music, and marching bands. The parade is also transmitted on TV and Radio. For the first time it was broadcasted on Radio in 1932 and on Television it was broad casted in 1946. Now millions of people watch on Television annually.


Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade starts at 9:00 am on every Thanksgiving Day. To enjoy the parade you can watch it on three best spots like Central Park South, Columbus Circle, and the Central Park West. Great Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is free for everyone to enjoy the Day. So what are you waiting for? Just grab your family and friend and plan to join the parade this year.