The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 route and lineup schedule get going on the morning of Thanksgiving Day. While there will be plenty of great balloons and characters appearing during the event, some of the featured guests will include Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted, Cody Simpson, and Neon Trees.
According to Huffington Post, the parade officially begins Thursday as of 9AM EST at 77th Street and Central Park West in Manhattan. Along the way, the route goes down Columbus Circle, with a turn to Central Park South, before heading to Sixth Avenue and onto 59th Street. It will continue down to 34th Street before ultimately stopping at Macy’s Herald Square. Those in attendance will hope that Mother Nature is kind in terms of temperature and precipitation.
In an extra special touch this year, 5,000 seats were given away along the parade route to families hit by Hurricane Sandy. They’ll get to watch as approximately 8,000 marchers move down the streets as part of the annual parade. Those who attend are asked to arrive around 6AM EST in order to secure their viewpoints, seats or standing areas for what is a very crowded event each year.
Millions will watch this Thanksgiving Day tradition as it happens on television stations such as NBC. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been held since 1924, its first year ever, with its first-ever helium character ballon, Felix the Cat, debuting in 1927. Since then, there’s been countless characters who have flown over the streets as part of the procession including Kermit the Frog, Snoopy, and Mickey Mouse.
Among the other top attractions are the musical performers who sing from on board floats. This year’s includes pop sensations Cody Simpson and Carly Rae Jepsen, along with Manheim Steamroller, Jennette McCurdy, Colbie Caillat and Chris Isaak. In addition several famous stars will also be seen including Miss USA Olivia Culpo and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists, making for some great moments on this special holiday tradition. More info on all of the performers and the parade lineup can be seen here at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade site.
What is your favorite part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the floats, performers or balloons?
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