89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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This year, you can kick-off the official start to the holiday season with the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade showcasing top entertainers, performances, giant balloons and one-of-a-kind floats. The Emmy Award winning event is seen by more than 3.5 million people in New York City and 50 million people at home.

Fun facts about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • The original Macy’s Christmas Parade was started in 1924 by Macy’s employees and featured animals from the Central Park Zoo.
  • The first inflatable balloon debuted in 1927. Felix the Cat was the first character balloon.
  • In 1934, a mouse named Mickey Mouse was introduced to Parade goers. Walt Disney himself collaborated with Macy’s designers to create the 4-story balloon.
  • The Parade won its first Emmy in 1979.
  • Hello Kitty stands as high as a 3 story building and as wide as 8 taxi cabs. It takes 90 handlers to help Hello Kitty down the road.

We’re thankful for everyone in our retirement community

For us at The Village of Bedford walk, we like to make sure our residents know senior living does not require sacrificing traditions. We love to celebrate the holidays with the whole community! Watching the parade is just one of many traditions the residents (and employees!) at The Village of Bedford Walk enjoy sharing. Our retirement community also hosts a handful of other holiday events on-site, such as a Friendsgiving lunch.

We encourage residents to invite their their family, friends and neighbors to continue their long standing holiday traditions whether it be sharing everything they have to be thankful for, or laughing about a crazy holiday tradition they used to have! With our luxury senior living amenities, we make it easy for members of our community to carry on their holiday traditions by inviting their guests to stay with us, join-in on the fun and make memories to last a lifetime.

Our residents are all invited to tune-in on Thanksgiving morning for our annual viewing of the official start of the Christmas season. For more information, visit the official Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade website.

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