Owensboro – Now that Autumn has arrived, a lot of people are starting to think about the Holidays. After all, Christmas is now less than three months away.Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019 Live Online
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s back up and talk about Thanksgiving. Although still nearly sixty days away, plans are well underway for one of the most iconic November events: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
This year, a Daviess County High School student will be marching along the route. Senior Trent Woolard was chosen to perform based on a video application and audition, which, included playing a musical number and demonstrating his marching abilities.
According to a news release from Daviess County Public Schools, Woolard will play tuba in the parade. He says he wanted to apply because it sounded like an interesting opportunity.
While in New York, Woolard will also be treated to a tour of the city and a Broadway show. He will head to The Big Apple on November 23rd to being rehearsals.
Tradition is at the helm of Thanksgiving, what with all the legends we’re taught about the pilgrims and Native Americans, the turkey (which, does anyone even like?), family gatherings, and, of course, tuning into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on the holiday morning, just after you begin dinner preparations. Though much has changed about the way we celebrate Thanksgiving since 1924, the Macy’s parade and all of its inflated glory has remained an immutable pillar since its beginnings nearly a century ago. Ahead are all of the must-know details about the celebration to help you plan the ultimate parade-watching experience.
The beloved parade is back for its 93rd year on Thursday, November 28 at 9a.m. in New York City. If you don’t feel like making the trek, it’s broadcasted on NBC with hosts Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, and Savannah Guthrie from 9a.m. until noon.
The parade begins at West 77th St. and Central Park West, and ends at 34th St. Herald Square. The best viewing spots are Central Park West from West 75th to West 59th Streets and 6th Avenue from West 59th to West 38th Streets. In our opinion, the best viewing spot is from the couch, pumpkin pie in hand (yes, for breakfast).