Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Updated Nov 22, 2018 at 02:57PM EST by 3kole5.

Added Nov 07, 2018 at 04:57PM EST by Don.

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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a three-hour-long annual procession presented by the department store Macy's and held in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.


In 1924, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in New York City, where employees marched from Harlem with floats, live music and animals to the Macy's store on 34th street.



On November 27th, 2008, YouTuber Pat Sandora-Nastyn uploaded footage of a Buzz Lightyear balloon at the parade, which received more than 930,000 views over the next 10 years (shown below, left). On November 19th, 2010, the Macy's YouTube channel uploaded footage of a Kung Fu Panda balloon created for that year's parade (shown below, right).

On November 23rd, 2012, the Wall Street Journal YouTuber channel uploaded footage of parade balloons being inflated (shown below, left). Within six years, the video accumulated upwards of 4.4 million views. On November 28th, 2013, YouTuber ANYFLUX uploaded footage of a Barney the Dinosaur balloon deflating during the parade (shown below, right).

On November 24th, 2016, YouTuber quoteny uploaded a video of the parade balloons from that year, which gained over 18 million views and 790 comments within two years (shown below).

The following day, Redditor Dr. GainmanRowlingKing submitted a photo of a Spider-Man balloon deflating over an Uncle Sam balloon titled "Macy's parade taking a dirty turn" (shown below, left). Prior to being archived, the post received upwards of 7,500 points (89% upvoted) and 100 comments on /r/funny.[2] On November 7th, 2018, Redditor kopacetix uploaded a picture of a Goku balloon to /r/dbz[1] (shown below, right).

2008 Rickroll

On November 27th, 2008, Rick Astley performed his song "Never Gonna Give You Up" during that year's parade (shown below).

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