Day Parade ™ History
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Policy on Parade Participation
purpose of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is to provide
quality entertainment while bringing children and families
together on this most cherished national holiday. This objective
has remained consistent since the first Parade in 1924.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a privately-sponsored,
privately-funded event, is regarded by Macy's as its annual
gift to the nation. Parade participants are primarily employees
or associates of Macy's or its affiliated companies, their
families and friends, or others who have business relationships
with the Parade, its broadcast partners and its Parade sponsors.
line with the goal and historical traditions of the Parade,
Macy's invites entertainers and others to participate based
exclusively on their ability to provide appropriate family
entertainment suitable to the occasion. These participants
consist of a variety of celebrities, who may include athletes,
musicians, singers and performers from the worlds of television,
film and theater, as well as various talent-based performance
organizations, such as high school and college bands, cheerleaders,
dancers and choral groups.
the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade respects and embraces America's
diversity, our policy dictates that the Parade will not be
used to represent any specific cause or special interest,
no matter how worthy. Therefore, without judgment as to the
merits, Macy's does not grant requests from any charitable,
civic, political or cultural organization seeking to participate
in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
company and Macy's Parade organizers reserve the right to
make all determinations relating to participation in the Parade
on the basis of entertainment value and preserving the long-standing
traditions of this unique national holiday event.