You can't have Thanksgiving without turkey, and you certainly can't have Thanksgiving without the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was once a simple walk down Broadway, but it has become a full-scale American institution watched by millions. HISTORY™ traces the evolution of the celebrated parade from simple horse-drawn floats to one of the most sophisticated and high-tech extravaganzas in the world. Discover the humble beginnings of the parade and go behind the scenes of its current production, a massive year-long undertaking that requires thousands of skilled craftspeople, volunteers, planners, and designers. Focusing on the history and impact of New York's celebrated holiday spectacle, INSIDE MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE chronicles the vision and dedication that has given birth to one of America's most cherished traditions.
The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in 1924, and the annual event has since become an American institution. This History channel special traces the history of the beloved parade and reveals the complex planning process needed to bring it to life each year.