Is it just me or has this year flown by? It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the beginning of 2016 and now it’s almost Thanksgiving! Which means one of my MOST favorite childhood memories is about to come to life again….The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®! I remember waking up super early and slowly waking up the rest of the house to watch the parade as the smells of holiday cooking started to warm up the house. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® was how I knew that Christmas was just around the corner.
This November, America’s favorite holiday tradition will mark a milestone anniversary, once again kicking-off the holidays with its signature brand of magical entertainment. On Thursday, November 24th, the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® will march down the streets of New York City as millions celebrate with family and friends. The unparalleled spectacle is set to enthrall more than 3.5 million spectators lining the streets of Manhattan and more than 50 million viewers on television, with a host of giant character balloons, dazzling floats, the nation’s best marching bands, and performance groups, celebrities, and the official entrance of the one-and-only Santa Claus.
Macy’s is launching a Macy’s Time Traveler App and a set of emojis to help you celebrate one of the nations greatest traditions! The Macy’s Time Traveler app will let users interact with the parade in the comfort of their own homes, or in their local Macy’s stores. They can find and capture balloons in their local Macy’s stores through virtual reality and make a customized parade of their own, as well as learn about the history of the Macy’s Parade and take a vintage selfie. And for those in New York, they’ll be able to view what the parade looked like in previous decades while in Herald Square. This fully rendered, 3D virtual reality environment will allow users to see what the buildings of Herald Square looked like in the 30s, 60s, or 80s.
On top of that, Macy’s has provided a fun way to communicate with your friends and family whether they’re near or far. Their new emojis are a fun way to continue your already festive conversations. Excited for some turkey? There’s an emoji for that. Ready to see your favorite characters as floats? Express it with emojis!
Download these FREE apps now and share some fun family time with you and your loved ones:
- Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.swyftmedia.android.generic.Macystickers
- iOS App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade/id1167378622
– Parade App:
- Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.macys.parade&hl=en
- iOS App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macys-parade-time-traveler/id1166361104?mt=8
The whole family has downloaded both apps and we are having a blast. My daughter enjoyed the time traveler one. The parade moves as you move so we were walking up and down the street seeing what the parade looked like in years’ past. While my son and I are have used the emoji app on multiple occasions. Both are super easy to use and the emoji app let’s you send via multiple channels or via a text.
Grab your phone and download them and let me know what YOU think!
***Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. ***