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When was the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Originally known as Macy's Christmas Parade (it officially launched the Christmas shopping season) the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City on November 27, 1924, and featured Macy's employees and animals from the Central Park zoo.

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What are three balloons that are in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

In 2010, there are 15 giant balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 2010 Balloon Lineup Buzz Lightyear Diary of a Wimpy Kid Horton # Kermit the Frog Supercute Hello Kitty Kung Fu Panda Pikachu Pillsbury Doughboy Ronald McDonald Sailor Mickey Shrek Smurf Snoopy as the Flying Ace Spider-Ma...

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Why was Snoopy first in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

he is a very popular character.

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What is the origin of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade debuted on Thanksgiving day in 1924, as the Macy's Christmas Parade. The celebration was designed to kick off the holiday shopping season, which traditionally begins the day after Thanksgiving (now called Black Friday).

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When was the Bullwinkle balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Bullwinkle J. Moose made his parade debut in 1961 and quickly became a crowd favorite. He was retired in 1983, in dire need of repair. A redesigned, second Bullwinkle appeared with has friend Rocket J. Squirrel (aka "Rocky" the flying squirrel) for the parade's 70th edition in 1996. Bullwinkle an...

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How many balloons are in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

In 2010, there are 15 giant balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 2010 Balloon Lineup Buzz Lightyear Diary of a Wimpy Kid Horton # Kermit the Frog Supercute Hello Kitty Kung Fu Panda Pikachu Pillsbury Doughboy Ronald McDonald Sailor Mickey Shrek Smurf Snoopy as the Flying Ace Spider-Ma...

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Why is the Shrek balloon being retired from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?

The popular trilogy Shriek is being retired so is the big green inflatable Guy.

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What was the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon in 1924?

There were no balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924. The first balloon was added in 1927. That balloon was Felix the Cat.

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What are the balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2011?

There will be 33 balloons. This includes novelty AND giant balloons. The list of giant balloons appearing in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade is as follows:(Note, These do not contain any of the novelty balloons, just character balloons) Buzz Lightyear Diary of a Wimpy Kid Julius Kermit the Frog K...

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Where is Macy's Thanksgiving day parade held?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City, home of the flagship Macy's department store. According to Marching.com, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route changed in 2009 and will remain the same in 2010: "Beginning at 77th Street and Central Park West, the parade will travel ...

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Why is Thanksgiving Day important?

The pilgrims celebrated the first harvest and they invited the Wampanoag tribe who taught them how to fish, hunt, and plant vegetables in order to survive.

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Do marching bands or singing groups get paid to appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

If you're asking if marcing bands or singing groups through schools get paid, they don't. In fact you have to pay them in order to perform in the parade.

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When did large balloons start appearing at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Macy's introduced the first large, inflated balloons in 1927. Among the characters were Felix the Cat, a caricature of singer/actor Eddie Cantor, a dinosaur, a group of cavemen, and assorted turkeys, chickens and ducks. The first balloons were made entirely of rubber and filled with air, rather t...

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What is the longest balloon in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The longest balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade is Kermit the Frog, at 78 feet plus.

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What decade was first Macy's Thanksgiving parade?

The 1920s. The first was in 1924.

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Will Garfield be in the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving day parade?

No he will not. The complete list of giant balloons appearing in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade is as follows:(Note, These do not contain any of the novelty balloons, just characters) Buzz Lightyear Diary of a Wimpy Kid Julius Kermit the Frog Kung Fu Panda Pikachu Pillsbury Doughboy Ronald McDon...

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Why was Snoopy in the Thanksgiving Day parade?

Some questions really don't have a better answer than "why not?" The balloons were introduced primarily because live animals (which had been used in the first few parades) were messy and problematic. They've always been based mainly on pop-culture icons (the very first one was Felix the Cat), so ...

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What was the second longest balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

According to some accounts, the third Superman balloon was second longest at 104 feet, while the 1937 Nantucket Sea Monster was the longest at 120 feet. Others claim the Superman balloon was the largest in parade history. Although the exact lengthen isn't given, one of the three Snoopy balloons w...

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What was the longest balloon ever to appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade?

According to the History Channel, the longest balloon in Macy's parade history is the 104-foot long third Superman balloon, introduced in 1982. Unlike the first two supermen, this balloon was designed to fly horizontally, rather than stand vertically, for both practical and aesthetic reasons. The...

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What time is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade for November 25, 2010 starts at 9:00 AM EST, and will be televised by NBC.

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What was the original name of the first Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade?

Macy's Thanksgiving day parade, launched in 1924, was originally called Macy's Christmas Parade. The parade's purpose was no so much to celebrate Thanksgiving as as to generate excitement for the official start of the holiday shopping season (now called Black Friday), which began the day after Th...

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Is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York?

Yes, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City on Thanksgiving day.

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What day is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is actually held on Thanksgiving day, from 9:00 am - noon. In 2010, Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 25.

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What was the fist balloon to take flight in the Thanksgiving Day parade?

Felix the Cat in the 1927 parade

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What three years did the Macy's parade not occur?

Macy's suspended their Thanksgiving Day Parade during World War 2, in 1942, 1943 and 1944. The balloons were destroyed and recycled for use in manufacturing.

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What character has been in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade the most?

the Underdog character float has been in the macy's thanksgiving parade the longest.

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When was the first Macy's Christmas Parade?

What we now know as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade began as Macy's Christmas Parade on Thanksgiving day, November 27, 1924.

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How long does the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade last?

The Macy's Thanksgiving parade in 2011 will be held on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 9am - 12pm EST. Therefore, it is estimated to be 3 hours long.

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What is the last float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The last float in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is always Santa, ringing in the official start of the holiday shopping season.

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What is the first balloon to start the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade?

The line-up changes every year. In 2010, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature 15 giant balloons, with Buzz Lightyear leading the way. 2010 Balloon Lineup Buzz Lightyear Diary of a Wimpy Kid Horton Kermit the Frog Supercute Hello Kitty Kung Fu Panda Pikachu Pillsbury Doughboy Ronald Mc...

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Did Macys ever lose a parade balloon?

Yes, it has. In 2005, Garfield broke free.

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When does the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kick off?

9:00 am EST, Thanksgiving morning

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How many times has the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade happened?

2010 marks the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade started in 1924, and was suspended for three years during World War II (1942-44).

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Who are the performers for the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Some performers for the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are: Rodney Atkins, Big Apple Circus, Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship, Neil Diamond, Michael Feinstein, The Fresh Beat Band,Cee Lo Green, Avril Lavigne, Shelby Lynne, Mannheim Steamroller, China Anne McClain, Scotty McCreery, Ingrid Michae...

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What was the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade originally called?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was originally called "Macy' Christmas Parade" when it began in 1924.

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Is the Mummers Parade the origin of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

No, the Mummers Parade is a New Year's Day tradition held in Philadelphia, PA, which is also home of the first Thanksgiving Day Parade, sponsored by Gimbel Brothers (Gimbels). The Mummers Parade traces its roots to the mid-17th century, and has been celebrated in the United States since George Wa...

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What character was the first balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade?

Felix the Cat was the very first character balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It made its debut in 1927.

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When and where did the first Macy's Thanksgiving parade take place?

Macy's first Thanksgiving day parade was held in New York City on November 27, 1924. At the time, it was called the Macy's Christmas Parade, however.

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Did Macy's ever lose a parade balloon?

Macys lost a parade balloon in 2005 and it was Garfield. Macy's has lost a few balloons over the years. Early in the parade's history, the balloon handlers would release all the balloons at the end of the parade, sending them skyward. Macy's then offered $100 bounty on each returned balloon as a ...

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Who will be in the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Participants in the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade include: Bands: Carmel High School Marching Band, Carmel, Indiana Dobyns-Bennett Marching Indian Band, Kingsport, Tennessee Hawaii All-State Marching Band, Kaneohe, Hawaii Homestead High School Marching Band, Cupertino, California Homewood ...

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When was the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade first broadcast?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was first broadcast on national television in 1948.

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What are the balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010?

In 2010, there are 15 giant balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 2010 Balloon Lineup Buzz Lightyear Diary of a Wimpy Kid Horton # Kermit the Frog Supercute Hello Kitty Kung Fu Panda Pikachu Pillsbury Doughboy Ronald McDonald Sailor Mickey Shrek Smurf Snoopy as the Flying Ace Spider-Ma...

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Who started the Macy's day parade?

Anthony "Tony" Frederick Sarg for Macys in 1924!

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What were the first helium balloons in the Macy's parade?

The first year Macy's used helium-filled balloons was 1928. The first year they used large, inflated character balloons was 1927, but these were air-filled and didn't contain helium. The 1927 balloons included Felix the Cat, singer/actor Eddie Cantor, a 60-foot tall dinosaur with a group of cavem...

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How long was the Spider-Man balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade?

The first Spiderman balloon was introduced in 1987 and flew in the parade for twelve consecutive years until its retirement in 1998. The new, redesigned Spiderman joined the parade in 2009, and is scheduled for use through 2011. The new balloon is 78 feet long, making it the second longest balloo...

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What year was the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade held?

The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade was held in New York City on November 27, 1924. The first balloon to fly in this parade was 'Felix the Cat' in 1927.

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