Inside the Macy*s Parade Studio
Kids were mystified!
“I thought you might like to link to this video from Channel 11 news on Wednesday. It’s kids (fourth graders), including my daughter Julia (the one talking about how small she feels compared with everything so big around her) from Connors School as well as Hoboken Charter on their visit to Macy’s workshop on Willow and 15th. Not many people get inside the factory, so this is a little glimpse into Hoboken’s link to the big parade!”
Sneak Peek of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
It’s that time of year again, when Snoopy, Garfield, and the whole gang take to the skies for the 82nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
This year, the parade will feature 28 floats and 13 giant balloons to make up the two and a half mile assembly.
For the past 50 years, the floats and balloons featured in the world famous parade have been designed just across the Hudson at the Macy’s Parade Studio in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The real winners in all this: the children of Hoboken. Parade organizers took time out of their busy schedule Tuesday to give several local children a sneak peek of this year’s parade.
Among the new balloons joining this year’s line-up are Toy Story’s Buzz Light Year and the bluest man in town, Papa Smurf.
Look for the Parade to hit the big city late Wednesday night, when the floats travel through the Lincoln tunnel to 77th St and Central Park West, to gear up to head down the parade route.