Published on : Monday, November 22, 2021
The U.S. begins the season celebrating colorful Thanksgiving Day Parades. This parade is celebrated by American bands, singers, floats, giant balloons, and other entertainers marching, walking sometimes soars above wide streets and boulevards. Thanksgiving Day Parade attracts more international and national travelers. It also allures weekend travelers to enjoy the holiday season.
The best known and biggest Thanksgiving Day Parades is been hosted by New York City. This celebration one can find if they visit the Pacific Northwest, the southeast, the Northeast, or somewhere in between.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Since 1924, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City helped to mark the start of the holiday season in the United States. The route ends on 34th Street in front of the Macy’s in Herald Square, which one may recognize from the classic 1947 movie Miracle on 34th Street. The parade steps off at 77th Street and Central Park West at 9 a.m.
More than 3 million spectators gather on the streets of New York for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 44 million gather around their televisions across the country to capture the magic of the parade’s oversized balloons including Snoopy and Kermit the Frog, bands of merry clowns and costumed characters.
Dunkin’s Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade
Dunkin’s Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is celebrated in Philadelphia. Since 1920, the city of brotherly love has welcomed the holiday season with floats, marching bands, choirs, and other performers. This is the oldest parade formed in the country. It begins at 8:30 a.m. at 20th street and JFK Boulevard and ends at 12 p.m.
America’s Thanksgiving Parade
America’s Thanksgiving Parade started in the same year as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It starts from 10 a.m. with large balloons traveling down historic Woodward Avenue, begins at the Kirby Street intersection, and ends at Congress Street around 12 p.m.
H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade
H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade occurs in Houston starting at 9 a.m. at Smith and Lamar Streets, with live entertainment, giant balloons including an early in the season appearance by Santa Claus. Over 2,00,000 parade-goers line the route along the Southwestern city’s streets.
Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day
Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day began in 1934 to raise the spirits of city residents during the Great Depression. It’s like a holiday tradition in the windy city. The grand marshal, actor, and director David Arquette leads a parade of equestrian units and marching bands through the architectural wonders of downtown Chicago. Starting from 8 a.m. at State Street and Congress Parkway and ends around 11 a.m. several blocks north at Randolph Street.
Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade-
Charlotte celebrated the holiday season in “Charlotte-style” at the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade, since 1947. The parade starts from Tryon Street and went through Uptown Charlotte. Its begins at 9:30 a.m.
My Macy’s Holiday Parade-
My Macy’s Holiday Parade takes place about 4,600 km west in Seattle on the day after Thanksgiving. This features 25 inflatable floats, 650 costumed characters, marching bands, and more. Get downtown before 9 a.m. as that’s when the parade starts at 7th Avenue and Pine Street.