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Santa Claus’ arrival at the parade’s finale marks the start of the Christmas season. Employees at Macy’s department stores have the option of marching in the parade. The Macy’s Parade logo used in 2006. Balloons, from left: Uncle Sam, Tom Turkey, Macy’s Star, Gnome, Toy Soldier, Chloe the Clown. New York City by Macy’s. At this first parade, Santa was enthroned on the Macy’s balcony at the 34th Street store entrance, where he was then “crowned” “King of the Kiddies.

With an audience of over 250,000 people, the parade was such a success that Macy’s declared it would become an annual event. After moving to London to start his own marionette business, Sarg moved to New York City to perform with his puppets on the street. Macy’s heard about Sarg’s talents and asked him to design a window display of a parade for the store. Ohio, replaced the live animals in 1927. Macy’s also claimed that, but Felix actually made his first appearance in 1931.

At the finale of the 1928 parade, the balloons were released into the sky, where they unexpectedly burst. The following year, they were redesigned with safety valves to allow them to float for a few days. Address labels were sewn into them, so that whoever found and mailed back the discarded balloon received a gift from Macy’s. Through the 1930s, the Parade continued to grow, with crowds of over one million people lining the parade route in 1933. The parade resumed in 1945 using the route that it followed until 2008. By this point the event, and Macy’s sponsorship of it, were sufficiently well-known to give rise to the colloquialism “Macy’s Day Parade”. Pennsylvania, which is held two days after the main event, from 2006 to 2013.

Other American cities also have parades held on Thanksgiving, none of which are run by Macy’s. Sunday before Thanksgiving, so as not to compete with the parade in New York City. It usually does not duplicate any balloon characters. For 2006, a special variant of the logo was used. Every year since then, a new logo has been used for each parade. The logos however are seen rarely, if at all, on television as NBC has used its own logo with the word “Macy’s” in a script typeface and “Thanksgiving Day Parade” in a bold font. The logos are assumed to be for use by Macy’s only, such as on the Grandstand tickets and the ID badges worn by parade staff.

The Jackets worn by parade staff still bear the original classic parade logo, this being the only place where that logo can be found. New safety measures were incorporated in 2006 to prevent accidents and balloon-related injuries. One measure taken was the installation of wind measurement devices to alert parade organizers to any unsafe conditions that could cause the balloons to behave erratically. In addition, parade officials implemented a measure to keep the balloons closer to the ground during windy conditions. Since 2013, the balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade have come in two varieties.

From 2005 to 2012, a third balloon class, the “Blue Sky Gallery,” transformed the works of contemporary artists into full-size balloons. The following is a list of balloons that have, over the years, been featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, sorted by their first year in the lineup. They were introduced in 1990. They were introduced in 2004.

Spirit of America Pep Rally. Winter Wonderland in Central Park. In addition to the well-known balloons and floats, the Parade also features live music and other performances. On the NBC telecast from in front of the flagship Macy’s store on Broadway and 34th Street, the marching bands perform live music. NBC-flagged microphones used by performers on floats are almost always non-functioning props.

Although rare, recent parade broadcasts have featured at least one live performance with no use of recorded vocals. The Sound of Music Live! The other three shows that year performed in theaters that were not affected by the strike. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Amy Kule, the Parade’s executive producer.