The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has become a cultural touchstone. Here are four facts about the beloved event.
- For the first few years it was called “The Christmas Parade,” with the end of the Parade being the unveiling of Macy’s Christmas window displays.
- The parade has been a national TV event every year since 1947.
- The parade has 26 year-round employees. As soon as the parade is over, plans begin for next year.
- The cost for the costumes alone are around $2 million.
This year, we are thankful for the joy the Thanksgiving Day Parade brings!