annual macy’s thanksgivingProcession“(The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade) began on the 24th as scheduled, and more than 3 million people turned out to watch.Central ParkCentral Park along West Sixth Avenue near Herald SquareMacy’sThe flagship store on 38th Street can be described as a sea of people, cheering and shouting; As New York City slowly bids goodbye to the haze of the pandemic, this Macy’s parade is once again fully open.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which has passed for 96 years now, is one of the largest annual outdoor events in the United States; From its first appearance in 1924 to the iconic character balloons joining the parade in 1927, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has become one of the cultural icons of the United States, and is the most anticipated grand celebration in the United States each year. The parade attracts millions of people from around the world to watch it, and the live telecast reaches tens of millions of viewers.
This year’s parade is completely back to the scale it was before the pandemic. The route is the same as in previous years. At 8:45 a.m., the parade departs Central Park West and 77th Street in Manhattan, and heads south along Central Park West on 59th Street to Columbus Circle. Circle (Columbus Circle), then turn left onto Sixth Avenue and then south, go to 34th Street, turn west past the Macy’s department store at Herald Square, and turn left onto Seventh Avenue.
The parade includes 16 giant balloons, 28 floats, 40 novelty and traditional inflatable dolls, 12 bands, 700 clowns, ten performance groups and Santa Claus; This year new giant balloons, Despicable Milk the minion “Stuart” from Despicable Me 2, the new green dinosaur “Apatosaurus”, “Brie the dog” and the diary of a cowardly child, “Baby Shark” (Baby Shark)
The atmosphere in the audience was very enthusiastic. The sidewalks on both sides of Sixth Avenue were so narrow that it was difficult to walk. The crowd cheered whenever floats and balloons passed by. The employees opted to stand on the float to feel the festive atmosphere.