On November 23, 2017, the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off at 9 a.m. ET to 12 p.m. ET. With over 1,100 cheerleaders, dancers, and clowns in addition to celebrity performers, one of the Parade’s big draws is the collection of massive character balloons that sail overhead. This year, ABC News will live stream the official “blowing up of the balloons” and those celebrating this Thanksgiving tradition can tune in via their electronic devices.
The live stream will begin on November 22, 2017, at 4 p.m. ET, and is a great way for children to celebrate the holiday and see how the balloons are inflated.
One of the biggest draws to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is that for years it has attracted viewers across generations. Everyone from new babies and toddlers to senior citizens enjoys the holiday tradition of the parade. Watching as the character balloons are inflated also appeals to those across generational lines.
With the onset of smart TVs, Rokus, and other live streaming devices, broadcasting the ABC News live stream so that everyone can watch on their TV sets and devices isn’t difficult.
You can access the stream once it goes live in the video player below.
Are you going to tune in with your family and watch the live stream as the balloons are inflated? There will be 17 giant character balloons along with 28 legacy balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons that will need to be inflated.
You can get more information on the balloon lineup for the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at the official site.
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Balloons in this year’s lineup include the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Angry Birds’ Red, Ice Age’s Scrat and his Acorn, Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, Sinclair’s Dino, Hello Kitty, Ronald McDonald, Trolls, SpongeBob SquarePants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Gregg Heffley, Pikachu, The Elf on the Shelf, Charlie Brown, Super Wings’ Jet, Paw Patrol’s Chase, The Grinch, Frozen’s Olaf, the Candy Cane, Nutcracker and Mouse King, Bulldog, and Tough Guy.
Each year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade culminates with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. This is seen as the official start of the holiday shopping season as Black Friday kicks off the next day.
Are you looking forward to the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?