This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I will admit that I love a good parade. Ever since Josh has been little, we’ve all hiked over to our town’s main street to watch the Fourth of July parade and enjoy all of the floats. While our town does have a Christmas Parade (in the beginning of November!) we don’t have a Thanksgiving Parade. Since I’m rarely a fan of standing around outside in the cold, I’m thankful to be able to enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from the comfort of my couch!
We usually spend Thanksgiving over at my parents’ house. My mom does most of the cooking but I do contribute a few dishes, just to make her life a little easier. One of the traditional dishes I bring to Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite honey apple pie. Since peeling all of those apples can take a while, I love putting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on the TV while I’m working in the kitchen. Once I’m done and the pie is baking away in the oven, I join the rest of the family on the coach and we watch it together. It’s a fun way to celebrate the holiday with some family time!
It’s funny how everyone has their own favorite parts of the parade. Personally, I love the balloons (especially the Peanuts ones!) while Jay is partial to the floats while Josh loves live music. And since he loves live music, he’s going to want to make sure he tunes in to the very beginning of the parade at 9am ET (that’s 8am here in the Midwest). This year’s opening features an amazing performance of Dancin’ in The Street starring an all-star ensemble cast of celebrities from pop culture, stage and TV all singing and dancing together. Gwen Stefani will also be performing White Christmas at the Bryant Park ice rink in the first hour of the parade.
The list of live performers goes on and on and includes some of my personal favorites like 98 Degrees, Sarah Evans, the Goo Goo Dolls, Smokey Robinson, Andy Grammer, and so many more! And there are a few new balloons and floats debuting that I’m excited to see. Check out the full line up at https://www.macys.com/social/parade/.
Be sure to set your alarm so you don’t miss even a moment of that opening number! Remember to tune in at 9am ET and 8am CT. See you at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!!