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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

New York, NY
macy's thanksgiving day parade band

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

New York, NY

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Destination: New York, NYType: MusicSubject: Marching Band, Parades

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Spanning from Central Park to Herald Square, this time-renowned parade rings in the holiday season with larger-than-life balloons and floats, celebrity and Broadway performances, a jolly Santa Claus and the country’s finest student performers. When they’re not marching for 3 million sideline spectators and approximately 50 million T.V. viewers, students will enjoy a performance tour of the iconic sites and influential performance scenes of New York City. This marching band event is highly competitive, and our team of experts at Brightspark Travel would be proud to offer travel assistance.

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Highlights

  • Participate in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance
  • Participate in a Camera Rehearsal in Herald Square
  • Enjoy a Spirit Dinner Dance Cruise
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive in New York City

Tour the Radio City Music Hall

Tour the NBC Studio at Rockefeller Center

Enjoy Lunch

Tour the Sights of New York on Bus

From the Empire State Building to Central Park, Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge, discover the stories behind the New York City sights that are known throughout the world.

Enjoy Dinner

Experience a Broadway Show at the Gershwin Theatre

Generally considered to be the highest level of professional theatre in the Western World, Broadway shows attract up to 13.3 million theatre-goers a year.

Day 2

Enjoy Breakfast

Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

When immigrants sailed into New York, the Statue of Liberty greeted them and became a signal for freedom in the United States. Donated to the U.S. by the people of France in 1886, it is located near Ellis Island, an immigrant inspection station through which millions of immigrants have passed.

Enjoy Lunch

Visit the 9/11 Tribute Center

Located across the street from Ground Zero, this volunteer-run center showcases artifacts that tell tales of the infamous tragedy, the individuals affected by it and the subsequent struggle to rebuild a nation.

Explore Chinatown & Little Italy

Enjoy a Spirit Dinner Dance Cruise

student at 9/11 memorial

Day 3

Transfer to Macy’s Department Store

Participate in a Camera Rehearsal in Herald Square

Enjoy Breakfast

Participate in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day Feast

Students performing at macy's thanksgiving day parade

Day 4

Enjoy Breakfast

Visit the Museum of Modern Art

Enjoy Lunch

Depart for Home

Macy's Day Parade Day 4

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SAFETY & SECURITY

60+

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

24/7

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM READY FOR ANY SITUATION

100%

OF GROUP LEADERS FELT PEACE OF MIND WITH TOUR DIRECTORS

50M

MILES TRAVELED LAST YEAR WITHOUT INCIDENT

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