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The Thanksgiving Day Parade

A behind-the-scenes look at the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Read Transcript


Reporter: THE MACY'S

THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

DRAWS MILLIONS TO THE

STREETS OF NARCOTIC.

IT HA NEW YORK.

IT HAS BEEN A STAPLE IN THE

AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS SINCE

1945.

THIS IS ONE OF THE

LARGEST PUBLIC GATHERINGS IN

THE UNITED STATES.

IT IS THE OPENING ACT FOR

THANKSGIVING DAY FOR A LOT

OF AMERICAN FAMILIESMENT.

Reporter: FOR MOST OF

US, THE PARADE LASTS JUST A

FEW HOURS.

BUT FOR SOME MACY'S

EMPLOYEES, THE PARADE NEVER

ENDS.

A TEAM WORKS YEAR-ROUND

CREATING THE FLOATS AND

BALLOONS THAT LINE BROADWAY

EACH NOVEMBER.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT GOES BY

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, BUT

THERE IS A WHOLE YEAR OF

GETTING IT TOGETHER.

Reporter: THE

THANKSGIVING PARADE IS LIKE

THE THANKSGIVING DINNER,

WHICH TAKES HOURS TO CREATE

AND MINUTES TO DEVOUR.

WE HAVE ALL OF THE

TECHNICAL STUFF IN ORDER TO

MAKE THE GIANT FLOATS AND

BALLOONS.

Reporter: THE TEAM ALSO

COOKS UP NEW IDEAS EACH

YEAR.

WE HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF

NEW CHARACTERS THIS YEAR.

WE HAVE INCREDIBLE NEW

FLOATS THIS YEAR.

Reporter: THEY DON'T

HAVE TO START COMPLETELY

FROM SCRATCH.

A FEW ITEMS ALWAYS MAKE THE

MENU.

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE SOME

OF THE THINGS THAT ARE

TRADITIONAL, LIKE TURKEY.

WE ALWAYS HAVE OUR TURKEY

FLOAT.

AND WE ALWAYS HAVE SANTA AT

THE END.

Reporter: MANY

GENERATIONS OF MACY'S

EMPLOYEES HAVE LABORED TO

CREATE A RECIPE FOR

SUCCESS.

AND MANY MORE WILL FOLLOW.

WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO BE

THE GUARDIANS OF THIS

INCREDIBLE TRADITION.

SOMETHING VERY BELOVED IN

AMERICA, AND WE'LL BE VERY

HAPPY TO PASS IT ON TO THE

NEXT GENERATION WHEN THAT

TIME COMES.

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