Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press Updated 10:24 pm PST, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Giant character balloons, including Charlie Brown, are being inflated the night before their appearance in the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018, in New York. Giant character balloons, including Charlie Brown, are being inflated the night before their appearance in the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018, in New York. Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Giant character balloons, including Charlie Brown, are being inflated the night before their appearance in the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018, in New York. Giant character balloons, including Charlie … [Read more...] about Diana Ross to headline frigid Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
Macys thanksgiving day parade route
A holiday tradition, the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held the morning of Thanksgiving, Nov. 22. Known for its larger-than-life parade float ideas, the world-famous procession kicks off at 9 a.m. sharp in New York City. Creating a truly fantastic parade float is never cheap or easy, but you won't believe the preparations that go into this annual event. Find out how much each float costs and other expenses associated with this spectacular Thanksgiving Day tradition Total costs for the Macy's parade average between $11.6 million and $13.4 million Annual costs for parade float supplies, float decorations, property taxes and staff salaries total $2.7 million to $4.5 million. The sheer magnitude of the Macy's parade is overwhelming, and so are the assets associated with the event. Macy's also has its own studio space and a massive supply of costumes to prepare for the parade. Those assets are worth $8.9 million. Combine the parade's total annual … [Read more...] about How much does a float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade cost?
There's something truly magical about watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Why else would it draw millions of watchers to the 2.5-mile-long parade route, and millions more to their TV sets at home? Maybe it’s the celebrities waving on floats, or the Broadway performances, or the balloons fashioned after cartoon characters, lovable and gargantuan and looming high above you. Heading to the parade route this year? Lucky you. Morning temperatures in the Big Apple are expected to be well below freezing, with possible “cold winds gusting past 40 mph.” For everyone else, there's another option. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in your own home, under your own blankets, with all the glory, and none of the freezing wind. Here's how to stream it. Parade Time The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thanksgiving Day. Obviously. That’s Thursday, November 22. The parade kicks off at 9 am Eastern and runs until noon. NBC’s … [Read more...] about How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Even if you are not in the Big Apple, or not watching the 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from a television, you can still viewyour favorite balloon float above the crowd thanks to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade app. The free download is available from both the Android Market and from the App Store.Live streamed video from cameras mounted on traffic lights will allow you to view the parade as it makes its way around Macy's flagship store in Herald Square. For those in the city and planning on viewing the festivities up close and personal, the app gives you parade routes, the participants involved in the parade, transit information, weather, areas where you can find a Wi-Fi signal, places to dine and even locations where you can get a steaming cup of Joe to warm you up. And after the coffee has made its way through your system, one click gives you a list of restrooms in the area. A special Parade Participant Tracker allows you to keep tabs on dance troupes, marching bands … [Read more...] about App for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade lets you watch the festivities from afar
If it's become a tradition for you to kick off each Thanksgiving by watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, there is a way to watch it live streamed in 360 degrees. The streaming is the result of a partnership between Macy’s, NBC Universal, and Verizon. To view the Macy's Parade in 360 degrees, you will need to use a platform that supports 360 degree YouTube videos in the browser.360 degree cameras have been placed at strategic points along the parade route. Starting at 9am EST, click on the video at the top of the story; if your browser does support the 360 degree streaming, you'll be able to move your device from side to side and take in the floats, balloons and dancing as though you are right there while it is happening. You can be hundreds of miles away from the parade route and still feel like you're standing on the sidewalks of Manhattan.Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this way, you won't have to battle the traffic, stand for hours hoping to find a great … [Read more...] about Watch this morning’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live streamed in 360 degrees