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when: Nov 23 at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
where: Downtown Seattle, Dowtown Seattle , 7th Ave. & Pine St., Seattle , Wa
We can’t think of a better way to welcome the holiday season than watching inflatable floats, marching bands, costumed characters, pro sports teams, community drill teams and, of course, Santa Claus travel through the streets of downtown Seattle. On the day after Thanksgiving, bundle up your crew and grab a curbside seat and a cup of hot cocoa for this annual parade. The parade will wind its way through the streets of Seattle to Macy’s doorstep. Psst! Once Santa arrives at Macy’s, he will dash over to his Seattle holiday post in Macy’s Santaland.
Psst…be sure to come back later in the day for the lighting of the Macy’s Holiday Star. The famous 161-foot high, 3,600-bulb Holiday Star has shined brightly throughout Seattle’s downtown for over 60 years. The Macy’s Star lighting happens in conjunction with the lighting of Westlake Center’s tree and The Downtown Seattle Association’s Carousel at Westlake Park. Lighting begins at 5 p.m. and will include a fireworks display (weather permitting).
Note: The Seattle Times and Warm 106.9 FM radio are the media partners for the Parade this year. Macy’s signature inflatable floats will make their annual appearance in this Seattle tradition. The parade will feature 25 floats, local middle and high school marching bands, nearly 650 costumed characters, professional sports teams and community drill teams. Returning to this year’s parade are the snowman and ladybug inflatable floats as well as two Nutcracker themed “trykalloons” with inflatable characters on bicycles built for two peddled by Clara and the Nutcracker Prince himself!