Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Season 2009 Episode Special

83rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Aired Thursday 9:00 AM Nov 26, 2009 on NBC
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83rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

This years Macys Thanksgiving Parade has some new changes in store. This years finale will be spotlighting the "Stagedoor Manor." For the first time, the finale will end with singing and dancing by 60 of the Stagedoor Manor's students.

New additions to the parade floats include "The Meaning of Thanksgiving," "Hamburger Helper's: Local Heroes Helping Everyday," "Santas Sleigh," and "Yo Gabba Gabba's: There's a Party in My City." While new floats will make their debut, the parade will bring back some pastime favorite balloons such as the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Ronald McDonald, Sailor Mickey and a new buffed up Spider Man.

Performing this year's parade are many well known celebrities such as Katharine McPhee, Miss America 2009-Katie Stam, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Sean, and Keke Palmer. Famous groups such as the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba, cast of Bye Bye Birdie, and the cast of Muppets of Sesame Street will also perform.

The new parade route will bypass Broadway Street, and for the first time in 84 years will skip Time Square. This year's parade will begin at Central Park West and 77th Street, and end on Seventh Street.


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