Watch: Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

Watch: Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

In 1924, Macy’s held its first parade but instead of focusing on Thanksgiving it was called Macy’s Christmas Parade. The parade was held just by store employees and the hope was the celebration would influence customers to shop for the coming Christmas holiday.

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29 Responses

  1. Come Fast To Get Into My Body says:

    Thank you for showing the parade my daughter really wanted to see the balloons and was sad when ABC kept cutting away. We found this and I hope you do it every year. ❤

  2. Zenkohlrabi says:

    Love the coverage (no commercials, lip synced performances, & theater commercials), just like being there. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Raven Castro says:

    This brings back memories of watching the parades with my grandmother as a child. Will always love the Macy’s parades

  4. Pam Love says:

    Best parade coverage this year! It felt like I was there watching it myself. No annoying commentators opinions. No cutting away to interview anyone.

    • AtlanticLove says:

      @GiGi Is It is a big deal. Not sure how long you’ve been watching Macy’s Thanksgiving parades, but back in the day the commentating was great, the parade was actually long and FILLED with attractions, and it made sense how it was laid out.

    • GiGi Is says:

      @Marcelo Cioti Who cares? Why make it a big deal? JUST STOP!

    • GiGi Is says:

      @AtlanticLove More than one person posted this yrs parade. 😆

    • Marcelo Cioti says:

      @Altaira54 But Broadway number happens BEFORE of the baloons!Do not confuse
      with marching bands,what comes after the Rockettes.

    • Stormy M says:

      @Rita we were watching nbc with Savanna and Hoda,, ..I do enjoy their interviews with people, but they have too much broadway stuff on, so thats why we like to watch it on youtube at the same time☺️🌈

  5. bebopmomma says:

    Just like standing along the street watching the parade! Thank you!

  6. Learning is Fun says:

    I love this! I feel like I’m there and get to see everything. No cheesy news anchors, no selective shots or ditzy performances. Just raw parade….I love it 😀 😍

  7. Chris Hoff says:

    Love it gives a perspective that you normally don’t see of the Macy’s day parade

  8. Randy C says:

    To USA TODAY and the Associated Press reporter that covered this, thank you so much for your uninterrupted and de-monitized coverage of this years parade. TV stations around the country should take lessons from you on how to do this. Thank you again and Merry Christmas 🎄

    • N B says:

      🤣🤣🤣🤣 You can bet they are getting paid

    • J Branche says:

      @Alphawolf0 Yes. When we watch it on television we would like to see enough to feel immersed in the event so the enjoyment and happiness the parade brings to most is realized. Unfortunately someone else at the network sees an opportunity to exploit and monetize further an event we use to be able to watch uninterrupted for a longer periods of time. Happy Holidays

    • Stylinsue5 says:

      @beemayhemful n not to mention NBC cut away from Santa after 2 mins and had 6 mins of Mariah. I like Mariah but SANTA IS THE KING OF THE MACYS PARADE!

    • chronically_bqueen B says:

      If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be seeing this

    • Alphawolf0 says:

      @J Branche the whole parade is advertising…

  9. Joni Bernstein says:

    Looks like PERFECT Parade weather! When we marched it was 13° and my fingers and lips almost froze to my trumpet! It was brutal!!

  10. Lilly Mcdonald / bobcatfatman says:

    I love this ❤ the floats look awesome and everyone had a great time

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