Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018: Best viewing spots and the funniest rides

This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade features over 50 musical acts, and more than a dozen marching bands from across the country.

And aside from the marchers, there are some other features this year that should cause any visitor to New York City to giggle — like the very popular, very trippy Penguin Family Band.

Here are the best viewing spots to watch the event.

This year, Broadway has also had a big participation with the parade by participating floats that do more than perform numbers: Some will have on-theme windows, and the Winnie-the-Pooh float is decked out with a drawing of Kermit the Frog and a group of other famous citizens of East Egg, including the Big Bad Wolf, as well as all his pals – Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Piglet again and, for the first time ever, the odd-looking Eeyore with the stuffed, pseudo-dog stuffed toy.

A milestone in the modern parade era, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will not be the only ones participating in their first-ever parade in a 1971 Peanuts themed float.

How about the Rhythm Kings, the Jelly Roll Morton’s Big Band tribute band who played for recent Super Bowl LIII? And dozens of others!

Then there are these fine exotic dancers from the Artrain Queenwodz!

That’s right: Willie Nelson will make his 23rd appearance in the parade. His 2018 reindeer will be themed after his “Stay All Day,” — which is so hot now I could drink it right now.

Please prepare yourself for breathtaking images.

See, that’s your Macy’s Parade for 2018. Let’s have a happy Thanksgiving!


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