Macy’s Balloon Training
Macy’s Balloon Training in Hoboken, NJ
This training for new “handlers” is for the spectacle that (used to) signify the “unofficial” start of the Christmas holiday season. They test the “big boy” balloons over at a windier location, such as the parking lot at Giants Stadium, or somewhere in Queens, like Citi Field.
That’s right – only about four weeks of dizzying holiday marketing. How many of you remember those days? You know, where family stayed home the day after Thanksgiving?
These days – Christmas shopping commercials and advertisements start before Halloween! And sometimes as soon as late August. I can imagine this year (2015) they’ll start the Xmas shopping right after July 4th. Black Tuesdays, Door-busting specials and other urgent “once in a lifetime” sales to buy things you don’t need with money you don’t have will eventually be every single frickin’ day!
Happy Holidays, Hoboken!