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88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off holiday season


View the Macy's Parade route map and list of entries below

The historic Tom Turkey float is among the 27 spectacular floats set to appear in the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. NEW YORK, November 23, 2014 — As the nation gathers to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends, the biggest spectacle of the holiday season returns to entertain millions, as the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade hits the streets of New York City on Thursday, November 27 at 9:00 AM. More than 8,000 participants donning costumes, handling giant balloons or striking up the band will start down the streets of Manhattan at the sound of the time-honored phrase, "Let's Have a Parade." With an audience of 3.5 million along the parade route and 50 million viewing the nationwide telecast, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation's most beloved holiday pageant.

From its humble beginnings in 1924 to the breathtaking spectacle of today, the Macy's Parade lineup unfolds each year in grand fashion. The parade's lineup for 2014 features 16 giant character balloons; 12 marching bands; 27 floats; 1,000 clowns; 1,300 cheerleaders and dancers; 33 novelty balloons; plus a host of celebrity performers.

"This is a record breaking year for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as we debut the largest new cast of giant character balloons ever assembled, along with five amazing new floats. Tens of millions of spectators will be amazed by what we have in store," said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.





2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route. Click to view larger version of map. Macy's Parade Route Map

The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off at 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will travel down to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and march down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas to 34th Street. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy's Herald Square.

Fans can kick off their own Parade experiences early by downloading the free Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade App. The app gives fans the chance to interact with the famed march and use the exclusive Elf-o-matic feature, which allows fans to transform themselves into an Elf balloon and share their high-flying debut with friends. The app is available from the iTunes App Store or from Google Play.

NBC Telecast Begins at 9 AM in All Time Zones

Americans coast to coast can share in the magic of the parade through NBC-TV's national telecast hosted by the TODAY Show's Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie. The telecast will air from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon in all time zones.

2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup

The 88th Annual Macy's Parade will be a crowd-pleasing spectacle that features 16 giant character balloons; 12 marching bands; 27 floats; 1,000 clowns; 1,300 cheerleaders and dancers; 33 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; and a host of celebrity performers.

Kicking off the march will be a special group of children who have embodied the Parade's spirit of teamwork. Throughout their remarkable run this past season at the Little League World Series, Philadelphia's Taney Dragons displayed an inspiring level of collaboration, spirit and camaraderie — as perfectly evidenced by the group's embrace and support of pitcher Mo'ne Davis. In honor of that exemplary effort this year the Taney Dragons will lead the procession down the streets of Manhattan with Macy's Parade executive producer Amy Kule.

This year, Macy's will introduce the biggest class of new balloons in its history. Six new giant characters will take to the sky including the loveable Peruvian bear Paddington; the always electrifying Pikachu; the warm giggling Pillsbury Doughboy; the vanquisher of evil the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger; the lava spewing Skylanders Eruptor; and the friendly locomotive Thomas the Tank Engine.

2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade The float lineup brings five new additions including Cracker Jack Popcorn's At the Ball Game; Sino-American Friendship Association's Beauty of Beijing; Dora and Friends: Aventuras Fantasticas; GoldieBlox's The Girl-Powered Spinning Machine; and Pirate Booty's Treasure Hunt.

Following is the list of 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade entries (all talent, performances, line-up and information is subject to change).

16 GIANT BALLOONS
• Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
• Diary of a Wimpy Kid
• The Elf on the Shelf
• Hello Kitty
• Paddington
• Papa Smurf
• Pikachu
• Pillsbury Doughboy
• Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger
• Ronald McDonald
• Skylanders Eruptor
• Snoopy and Woodstock
• Spider-Man
• SpongeBob SquarePants
• Thomas the Tank Engine
• Toothless
• The parade also boasts 33 novelty/ornament balloons and balloonicles.

The Madison Scouts Corps of Brothers will be among the 12 marching units featured in the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 12 MARCHING BANDS AND DRUM & BUGLE CORPS
• American Fork High School, UT
• Bahamas All Stars Marching Band, Nassau, Bahamas
• Baldwinsville High School, Baldwinsville, NY
• Center Grove High School, Greenwood, IN
• Winston Churchill High School, San Antonio, TX
• Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, KY
• Foothill High School, Henderson, NV
• Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
• Macy's Great American Marching Band, USA
• Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps Anniversary Corps, Madison, WI
• NYPD Marching Band, NY
• Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

27 FLOATS
• 1-2-3 Sesame Street
• At the Ball Game
• Beauty of Beijing
• Big Apple
• Bridge To The Future
• Daytime, Play Time, Night Time Too...
• Dora and Friends: Aventuras Fantasticas
• Dreamseeker by Cirque du Soleil
• Enchanting World of Lindt Chocolate
• Frozen Fall Fun
• The Girl-Powered Spinning Machine
• Goldfish on Parade
• International Cele-bear-ation Clock Tower
• It's All Rock & Roll
• Marion-Carole Showboat
• Mount Rushmore's American Pride
• On the Roll Again
• Pep Rally
• Santa's Sleigh
• The Smurfs
• Stirrin' Up Sweet Sensations
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
• Tom Turkey
• Treasure Hunt
• Waves of Conservation
• Winter Wonderland In Central Park
• A World at Sea

PERFORMANCE GROUPS
• Friendswood High School Wranglerettes, TX
• Harlem Globetrotters
• The New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies, New Orleans, LA
• Red Hot Mamas, Post Falls, ID
• Spirit of America Dance, United States
• Varsity Spirit Cheer, United States
• The parade also features 1,000 clowns.

CELEBRITIES
• Big Apple Circus
• Before You Exit
• William Blake
• Sabrina Carpenter
• Cirque du Soleil
• Hilary Duff
• Renee Fleming
• Becky G.
• Lucy Hale
• Nick Jonas
• KISS
• Sandra Lee
• The Madden Brothers
• Idina Menzel
• Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez
• MKTO
• The cast and Muppets of Sesame Street
• NEEDTOBREATHE
• NHL legends John LeClair and Pat LaFontaine
• Pentatonix
• Romeo Santos
• Sting
• Cole Swindell
• Meghan Trainor
• The Vamps
• Quvenzhane Wallis

A holiday treat for children everywhere, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade's finale features the biggest star of all, the one-and-only Santa Claus. As his sleigh comes into view, Macy's will wish everyone "Happy Holidays" and a "Merry Christmas."

Further information on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade can be obtained by calling the Parade Hotline at 212-494-4495 or by visiting www.macys.com/parade. Follow @macys and join the conversation at #MacysParade on various social networks.

See more information on Marching.com about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and learn what music the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Marching Bands will be playing.

Text and images courtesy of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photos by Marching.com.

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