Marking the start of the holidays, here come the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. Will you be one of millions of viewers? The Macy’s Day Parade 2008 is sure to be something Americans won’t miss out on, despite any hard times of our recession.
The parade takes place on Thanksgiving– occurring tomorrow, November 27, 2008. It will air on NBC and Telemundo from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, says Lawn & Landscape. The total of viewers and spectators, they add, approximates 53 million people. Kids and grown-ups alike stay glued to TV sets to watch sugary lip-synched float performances and listen to goofy commentary from popular and chilly anchors, but mostly to see which balloons will make appearances this year at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (one group who supposedly won’t appear this year– Disney’s The Cheetah Girls, who were previously scheduled to show; for more on why, check the article on Adrienne Bailon).
Let’s backtrack– Lawn & Landscape, reporting on Macy’s? Well, primarily to note something that often gets overlooked– the vehicles which guide and even power balloons and floats during the Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Toro Company is the official provider of the utility vehicles. Balloons anchored to vehicles provided are guided by pilots and captains. Toro is a respected name, providing for other well-known events for Disney, Talladega, Wimbledon, and more. Their vehicles are gas- and electric-powered.
What about Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons and guests? Would you like me to spoil a few of the surprises? Sure! Besides, many of us can guess some of what we may expect to see. The Energizer Bunny and Buzz Lightyear will show. Miley Cyrus will be there and you can also expect some samplings from Broadway, says WebTVHub. In fact, if you can’t wait ’til tomorrow, go to their site and check out a video from last year’s Macy’s Parade.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Manhattan on Thanksgiving Day, will you be a spectator in the crowd? Maybe you’ll want to check out the New York City tourism site. You’ll find parade maps so you can figure out where the best places to be are, info on restaurants and hotels (close to the Macy’s Parade, supposedly with great weekend deals– I bet!), some history behind the parade, spoilers on the line-up, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade merchandise, and more.
Finally, please don’t forget the importance of the day. It’s not about eating a bird or watching floats or football. It’s about family and thankfulness, and also a time to remember the real history of the day. It’s celebratory for many, but it’s also a time of mourning to remember the dreadful history that befell our Native American brothers and sisters. I know plenty of people who feel it’s a disservice to them to even celebrate this holiday. Please, spend some time in remembrance of the Wampanoag and every tribe this day and educate yourself and your children on the truth of the sadness of our history. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Toro Official Provider of Utility Vehicle for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Lawn & Landscape Magazine- News
Elizabeth Eng, Adrienne Bailon Nude Pics Surface, Associated Content
David Parrack, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Video, WebTVHub
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade & Macy’s Online Store, NYCtourist.com
More quality Thanksgiving-related material:
Elizabeth Eng, Thanksgiving Activities This Year Involve Less Travel, Associated Content
Elizabeth Eng, “Turkey” Brine Recipes for Vegetarians, Associated Content
Regret, The Real First Thanksgiving, Associated Content
XicanoPwr, The Real First Thanksgiving: The Untold Story