Thanksgiving Day 2011 will be celebrated in the US this coming Thursday, November 24, 2011. As part of the annual celebration, Macy’s will be having its 85th Thanksgiving Day Parade to entertain people most especially kids with their colorful floats and disney characters.
As written on Macy’s official website, Macys.com, the 2011 Thanks Giving Parade route starts at 77th Street and Central Park West and ends at 34th Street and 7th Avenue.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day 2011 Parade route begins at 77th Street and Central Park West in New York at 9am Eastern Time. It will then march south on Central Park West, and then turns into east onto Central park South.
When the parade reaches 7th Avenue, it will turn south at the corner of Central Park South and marches to 42nd Street. It then travels east along 42nd Street from 7th to 6th Avenue. At 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), the parade veers south and marches to 34th Street. At 34th Street, the parade heads west to Herald Square, ending the route at 34th Street and 7th Avenue.
Hosted by “Today Show” hosts Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker, the2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air live on Thanksgiving Daystarting at 9:00 a.m. ET on NBC.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2011 will feature 15 giant character balloons; 44 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles and balloonheads; 27 floats; 1,600 cheerleaders, dancers and performance group members; 800 clowns; 11 marching bands; a host of celebrity performers, and the one-and-only Santa Claus.
The line-up for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2011 includes giant balloon characters such as:
- Buzz Lightyear
- Clumsy Smurf
- Diary of A Wimpy Kid
- “Super Cute” Hello Kitty
- Kermit the Frog
- Kung Fu Panda
- Pillsbury Doughboy
- Ronald McDonald
- Sailor Mickey
- Snoopy the Flying Ace
- SpongeBob SquarePants.