The Holidays are fast approaching, Trainers. For many US readers, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade marks the beginning of the Holidays. Pokemon is joining the Parade this year for the 23rd consecutive time.
Pikachu, Eevee, and their Poke Ball inspired sled will once again soar above Manhattan’s streets. Wall Street, beware!
Pikachu was a huge helium-filled balloon that made its Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance in 2001, marking the Pokemon franchise’s five year anniversary.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is scheduled to air on NBC in the U.S. and on Peacock in 2023. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. local time in all zones. If you happen to be in Manhattan during Thanksgiving, don’t miss the live parade!
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an annual event presented by Macy’s in the United States is a parade that takes place every year. It is the oldest Thanksgiving Parade in America, having been established in 1924. The parade is held in New York City, and it has become an important part of American culture.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Fun Facts
- The first Macy’s Parade was held in 1924 and was called the Macy’s Christmas Parade.
- The parade was renamed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1927.
- The first balloons were introduced in 1927 and featured Felix the Cat.
- The parade has been held every year since 1924, except for three years during World War II.
- The parade was first televised in 1946.
- The parade features over 8,000 participants, including more than 1,000 clowns, 12 marching bands, and over 50 balloons.
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