16 giant character balloons, 40 novelty balloons, 28 floats, 1,600 cheerleaders, 900 clowns, 11 marching bands, a bunch of musical performances, Santa Claus, and better than all of that combined … Trace Adkins!
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition, a staple, an heirloom if you will, passed down from generation to generation. It is indeed the kick-off to the holidays and it has owned this title since its debut in 1924. I remember the first time I watched the Macy’s Parade all I wanted to see was the giant Snoopy balloon. But now, now that I’m older, I appreciate all of the effort that goes into putting this event together (and the people who have to hold down the giant Snoopy balloon). This year’s show will be a huge celebration supporting the many residents of NY/NJ who were affected by Superstorm Sandy earlier this month. I can’t think of anyone better than familiar face to the big apple, after appearing on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008, Trace Adkins to boost spirits with his soulful country charm. Yes, there are a lot of other amazing performers singing, dancing, and even floating in this year’s parade, but I’m sure country fan’s eyes everywhere will be focused on the man in the black cowboy hat. Now we all know NYC isn’t the biggest country town on the map, but once Trace Adkins starts singing there will be one thing the city can’t avoid … Ladies love country boys. Said to sing some of his greatest hits, Adkins will without a doubt ignite the holiday spirit and make this year’s parade the best yet.
The 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will travel down to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and march down a new path via 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas to 34th Street. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of the famous Macy’s Herald Square.
So bundle up and fill the streets, or grab some hot cocoa and turn on your TV sets, and join more than 3 million live spectators and over 50 million viewers across the country in creating new memories for a very happy holiday season.
To help victims of Superstorm Sandy visit: www.redcross.org