In this season of gratitude, we would like to express our appreciation for your business. It’s customers like you who let us do what we love every day. Thank you for the part you play in the success of our business.
Whether you are one of the 3.5 million spectators in New York, or one of the 50 million television viewers, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition in many households. The parade debuted in 1924, when the department store wanted to host an event to showcase the opening of their 1 million square foot store. The first parade marched over six miles, and the floats featured characters from favorite nursery rhymes, and of course, Santa Claus in his sleigh. Today, the parade has shortened its route, but expanded its marchers to include helium balloons, marching bands, celebrities, and cheerleaders. However, Santa Claus still holds his iconic spot in the lineup, ringing in the Christmas season at the end of the parade.