I Love a (Thanksgiving) Parade

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If you’re like us, you grew up with a tradition of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thanksgiving morning, and dreaming that one day you’d be there to watch it live.

In our household, the parade was always on the local NBC affiliate. All these years later it’s hard to watch it on any other channel.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1924, the same year America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit, but four years after the 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.

Watch the Macy’s Parade and you’ll see floats, balloons, the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and snippets of current Broadway shows.

The Macy’s Parade is also a signficant part of holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street, the 1947 version, not the remake. Face it, classics don’t go out of style.

These days there are parades all over the country including Walt Disney World.

The Macy’s Parade doesn’t have to be your favorite.

We just think it’s the best.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thanksgiving Day and is broadcast in full on NBC.

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