With more than 50 million viewers across the country and more than 3.5 million spectators that line up along the streets of New York City each year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a national icon that has grown into a world-famous holiday event. For 90 years, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season. Growing in size and scale, the Parade proudly marches down a more than 2-mile route in New York City with more than 8,000 participants in tow including Macy's employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns, and dance groups spreading holiday cheer. The Parade also features America's best marching bands, fabulous floats, and Macy's signature giant helium character balloons. It's an incredible experience if you're visiting for the holiday or live in or around Manhattan and simply out of this world if you get a gorgeous fall morning like we did this Thanksgiving!
The Pirate's Booty® Pirate and his first mate Crunchy the Parrot returned to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade again this year on the mast of their "Treasure Hunt" ship. At 40 feet tall, the "Treasure Hunt" float stands out in the crowd with a giant treasure map guiding the Pirate as he embarks on his journey along the Parade route. We were invited along to help cheer on the Pirate's Booty® Pirate and all the other dazzling entertainment from the grandstands at 76th & Central Park West. Here are the highlights from our fabulous and festive morning:
Thank you to Pirate's Booty for sponsoring this post and giving the boys the most memorable Thanksgiving of their little lives so far!