Seattle’s My Macy’s Holiday Day Parade VIP Package Giveaway – 4 VIP Tickets, $25 Macy’s Gift Card & more!

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4 VIP Tickets to Macy’s Day Parade, $25 Macy’s Gift Card & more!

If you live in the Northwest, then you know how popular the My Macy’s Holiday Parade is in downtown Seattle. It’s the kickoff to a season full of fun holiday events all around downtown Seattle. We have never been to the  Macy’s Holiday parade, but every year, we love watching the parade on tv – seeing our familiar Seattle streets all decked out with beautiful floats, sharp marching bands & festive parade-goers.  My aunt and uncle used to take their family to the Macy’s Day parade every year as their annual family tradition to mark the start of the Christmas and they said it was such a great way to kick off a fun holiday season!

This year, there will be 25 inflatable floats, local middle & high school marching bands, over 600 costumed characters, professional sports teams and community drill teams. There will also be two new helium star balloons to accompany Santa’s sleigh this year. Macy’s signature inflatable floats will also make their appearance as they do every year. The finale for the parade is when Santa arrives in his sleigh and then heads into Macy’s for the start of holiday pictures with the kids. The Macy’s Santaland will be on the 6th floor, which will be open from November 23rd (starting at 11am after the parade) through December 24th.

The My Macy’s Holiday parade will take place on Friday November 23rd in downtown Seattle – starting at 7th and Pine &  then traveling west down Pine Street,  5th Avenue, University Street, 4th Street and ending at Macy’s. You can find the complete parade route pictured below.

Personally, I think this is a much better way to start off the holidays then standing in crowded lines for Black Friday all night. Get your Christmas shopping done early with all the online deals we’ve been posting and then head to Seattle for a day of fun. :) If you stay the whole day, you can also check out the Macy’s Holiday Star Lighting Ceremony that evening, Friday November 2rd, starting at 5pm. They have so many fun events & singing and then it concludes with the lighting of the 161 foot high Holiday Star atop the Macy’s building and an incredible fireworks display (weather-permitting). My husband and I used to go to this Star Lighting Ceremony every year when were first married before having kids. We haven’t gone yet with our kids, but this just might be the year to do it as I’m sure they’d love it!

Macy’s Holiday Giveaway:

  • 4 VIP seats right in front and center of the grandstands on parade day
  • 2 big blankets to keep you warm and toasty
  • Fun holiday ornament
  • A copy of the popular Yes, Virginia illustrated picture book
  • A $25 Macy’s gift card just in time for your holiday shopping

This giveaway will end on Friday November 16th at 10am pst. The winner can pick up your gift bag at the downtown Seattle Macy’s on the morning of the parade. 

The winner will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog.  I will also email the winner.  The winner will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

1st Entry (required entry): Tell us why you’d like to attend the Macy’s Day Parade.

Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Subscribe to the Thrifty NW Mom feed via a reader of your choice or email (must be verified)

3) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Macy’s Facebook page (on this post – not on Facebook! )

4) Leave a comment here saying you are following the Macy’s Twitter account.

Disclosure: A Macy’s VIP package will be given to one Thrifty NW Mom winner randomly chosen.  We have not received any compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% ours. See our disclosure policy  for more details.

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  1. I’d like to go to the Macy’s parade because this is my last holiday as I have terminal cancer. I’d like the kids to remember this year.

  2. i have never been to the parade and I’ve lived here my whole life! I would love to go and not fight for a seat!

  3. I would love to take my littles to the Macy’s Parade and see their eyes light up when they see Santa!

  4. I have lived in Seattle all my life but I have never been to this parade. How fun this would be!! My son would really enjoy it, too!

  5. I would like to win because it has been a very long year for my little boy, daddy hasnt been around my husband has been away on business most of the year, He would be so happy to go with mommy and daddy!!!

  6. I would LOVE to go to the Macy’s Parade just so I could see the look on my little boy’s eyes when all the excitement is taking place. There is sooo much for him to enjoy!!! It would be a great family event for us to share together. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  7. Hello! I have 3 wonderful children( ages 14, 8, 5) who i would love to bring to the parade. Last July their father passed away from cancer. He was diagnosed and passed away all with in 6 days. They have been through so much but remain so strong. They smile and continue to care for everyone else before themselves! They always make sure I am ok even if they are struggling.
    I would love to give them a special treat this holiday season. Thank you
    Jill Broughton

  8. I would like to win because we have never been to the Macy’s parade, I would love to start a tradition and know my kids would love it!

  9. This would be a great way to kick off the holiday season. My son is finally old enough to enjoy a whole parade without wanting to leave! We would love to go as a family!

  10. Hi, we would like to go because we have never been to Seattle and My 2 year old little guy has never seen a parade and just had surgery today in fact and this would be an awesome treat!! We are already subscribed :)

  11. I really would like to win this give away. Each year we want to take the kids to a holiday event, and each year we don’t have the money to do so. This year we are both out of work (though I have an interview next week) and Christmas is very scary to us as it rapidly approaches. A fun event together might make all the difference in the world this year. After reading Zienia’s post though, our problems seem very small.

    I have subscribed to your newsfeed via email.

    I have “liked” Macy’s on facebook.

    I am following Macy’s on twitter.

  12. I would love to take my kids to the Macy’s Holiday Parade because we have never been! My daughter has never even been to Seattle so it would be an amazing way to start the holidays!! :)

  13. I love taking my nieces n nephews and my siblings to the Macy’s parade – great way to spend time as a family, start off the holiday season and see Santa Claus too!!! Merry Christmas everyone!!!

  14. I have never been either and would love to attend with my kids. I have been trying to find things to do with them on a budget that hopefully they will wat to do someday with their own kids :-)

  15. Any chance to start a new holiday tradition with our 3 year old sounds like a good reason to attend the parade.

  16. We’d love to go to the parade because we’re newer to Seattle and are excited to share in the rich traditions of this city!

  17. This is my families first Christmas in Seattle in this seems like a great way to kick it off!

  18. This would be such a great treat for us, our family has been threw some scary stuff with our daughter in and out of Childrens for 2 years….would be so nice

  19. I’ve never been but this is my daughters first birthday and I would love to take her to watch her fascination and start a new family tradition.

  20. I have never been to Macy’s parade….just have seen it on TV. I would love to take my boys!

  21. This will be my family’s first Christmas in the PNW and we would love to start a new tradition. Thanks for the info, I never knew there was a Macy’s Christmas parade.

  22. I have never been to the Macy’s Day Parade. I have a 2 year old that would LOVE it this year!!

  23. We love Christmas all around so this would be a wonderful holiday event to share with my family.

  24. I use to go to the parade with my mom and children but have not been in 3 years since my mom passed away!

  25. I lost my job 6 weeks ago & am feeling discouraged about Christmas. Going to the parade woild be a great “special event”.

  26. I would like to go to the parade because I have never been. It would be the next best thing to going to the parade in New York. Plus it would be a fun tradition to start with my kids.

  27. It would be incredible to take my children to the parade. We would completely enjoy it and I am certain that my three-year old would be in heaven. Thank you!

  28. I would love to take my little girl to the parade. She adores Christmas and the Macy’s parade is the epitome of Christmas and the holidays.

  29. We have lived in Washington all our life and have never made it to the parade! It sounds like it would be great family fun! :)

  30. We’d like to win because parades are magical and time spent as a family is always time well spent!

  31. I was born and raised in the Seattle area. I have never been to the actual parade in person but watch it every year. When I was about 10 we tried to go to the parade in person for the first time but our car broke down on the way. It would be wonderful to see it myself and share the experience with a friend and her kids who have never seen the parade either.

  32. I’ve never been to the Macy’s parade! This would be a fun way to kick off the holidays

  33. My family has never attended the parade & would love to see one!! We’ve also never been to Macy’s before. Thank You!!

  34. I would love to win this for my girls, my mother, and I. We watch the NY Macy’s Day Parade every year, watch any and every movie that refers to the Macy’s day parade, and joyfully anticipate that moment when Santa appears! My mom grew up in NY and went to the parade as a young girl, she still cries when we watch on Thanksfiving morning. We may be leaving Seattle in a year and this may be our last chance to experience the Sesttle parade in person, something we’ve never done before! Please pick us, we believe!

  35. I would love to take my family to the parade because we have all lived here our entire lives and none of us have ever been

  36. My family would love to attend the parade. Our family is out of state and my kids really miss seeing them around the holidays. This would be a great activity for them.

  37. I would love to take my son Cody, who has Down Syndrome, to the parade! I am always looking for new things to introduce him to, activities and experiences. I can’t wait to see the excitement of Christmas lights and Santa through his pure eyes!

  38. I’ve lived in Seattle for all of my 42 years and have never been to the Macy’s parade! We are also needing to cut back on our expenses so this would be such a special treat for our children. Thank you!

  39. I’ve never been to the parade before, but have always thought it seemed like a great way to kick off the holiday season!

  40. I would like to start this tradition with my kids. Thats why I would like to attend the parade. :)

  41. I have only lived in the Seattle area for 3 years and would love to experience something like the Macy’s parade. I Have five boys and am a single mom and this would be a great fun day with my family!

  42. I would like to attend the My Macy’s Holiday Day Parade because we are new to Washington and have no family here, just my daughter, granddaughter and myself.

  43. I just mentioned this on FB this morning! Regarding how I do NOT shop the day after and opt to enjoy the day at the Macy’s Holiday Parade! I have been doing it since my son was a toddler (he’s now 21!). I am yearning and wishing to take my little 4yo grandson “Boo Boos” to the parade this year! I love the work you do! This is so much funnnnnn! This is going to be great! Many thanks! Big love TNM!!!

  44. Oops, so excited about this I posted on Macy’s FB page! I said I love you TNWM!
    * I like & LOVE the Macy’s FaceBook Page & Love the Macy’s Holiday Parade. Some of the warmest, fuzziest memories of my Dad taking us to the parade. Getting pretzals & roasted chestnuts. There is nothing like NYC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! And we do it NW style fabulously in Seattle! Love you Macy’s!!! Love you Thrifty NW MOM! ♥

  45. I like & LOVE the Macy’s FaceBook Page & Love the Macy’s Holiday Parade. Some of the warmest, fuzziest memories of my Dad taking us to the parade. Getting pretzals & roasted chestnuts. There is nothing like NYC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! And we do it NW style fabulously in Seattle! Love you Macy’s!!! Love you Thrifty NW MOM! ♥

  46. I have never been to the Macy’s Parade but have dreamed of seeing it for a long time. Until now, seeing the parade was never a possibility because where we lived. Since moving, we have been having so much fun exploring and I am so glad I found this blog to help in my adventures. The Macy’s Parade is iconic and seeing it would be memorable!

  47. I’ve never seen the Macy’s parade and we could visit our little preemie cousin at the same time!

  48. My family and I have never been to the Macys parade. Having little one’s now I think it would be a great tradition to start and something they’d never forget.

  49. It has always been a tradition to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on our house. Growing up, I loved seeing all the floats and imagining being able to ride on one. Now I share that with my own children. I have a 12 yr old daughter and a 15 yr old disabled son. There are not many things we can do as a family but watching the parade is one if them. Our son LOVES parades and this would be the best one of all for him to see in person! What a great way to start the holiday season!

  50. Our three kids are finally old enough to enjoy these events. Plus, my husband is unemployed so we are definitely in the market for frugal Christmas activities. thank you!

  51. Our three kids are finally old enough to enjoy these events. Plus, my husband is unemployed so we are definitely in the market for frugal Christmas activities. I follow via Google Reader. Thank you!

  52. THANK YOU for hosting such fun contest! I would love to take my girls to the Macys parade in VIP style because I think they are the perfect ages to enjoy the holiday music performed by our local bands and we would all enjoy the amazing floats and Santas magical grand entrance!

  53. Would love to take my kids to the macy’s parade, never been before and would love to be able to enjoy a new christmas tradition with my boys!

  54. I would love to go to this to show my son, who’s almost three, the magic of Christmas! I think he’s just getting to the age where he will really start to get into the holiday and be excited for Santa!

  55. I would like to attend the Macys parade and tree lighting because my 21 months old would really enjoy it and this would be a wonderful tradition to start with our family.

  56. I’d love to win the Macy’s VIP package as we’ve only seen the parade once, but have participated in it for over 5 years with all of our children (age 13, 10, 6 and 1). I didn’t get us signed up in time to participate this year, but would love to watch this year instead!

  57. I would love to take my family to the Macy’s Holiday Parade because they deserve to start the holidays off right ;-)

  58. because i always wanted to go to the one in new york with my son when i lived in Connecticut and never been to one. will be a nice tradition to start with my new husband and family !!!

  59. I love downtown during the holidays but have never been to the parade and would love to take my kids

  60. Looks like this will be a super fun parade to watch with family or friend. I am hoping to bring my daughter/son/Granddaughter. That would be such a nice tradition to begin. Much better then Black Friday shopping!

  61. Last year was our first year going to Seattle for the Christmas season and we loved it! We would like to see the Macy’s Parade this year!

  62. My daughter wants to go to NY to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I think going to the Macy’s Holiday Parade in Seattle would be even more fun!

  63. I would love to go the Macy’s day parade. It’s a great tradition and a nice way to begin the holiday season.

  64. Oh my daughters would love this. We watch the parade every year but since we live in the South end we haven’t driven up to see it since we don’t know where to pick a good spot. I sure hope we win, 3 daughters would be in heaven.

  65. We have move from NC last year , and have never been in a Macy’s Parade. We just read about in a magazine yesterday and we are very excited! Just one question: I have 4 kids ages 15,10,7 and 4 and it is only 4 VIP seats , if we win can my little one seat on my lap?
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. my mom died of breast cancer a year and a half ago june, when i was growing up we would always watch the parade together and as the years went by she would still call and see if i was watching it at my home, with my daughter.. i always told her i would take her there and that it was a once in a lifetime experience, well i couldnt ever afford it and she died, i WILL take my daughter and her twin there someday, maybe i could even touch a ballloon.

  67. I would love to take my kids to the parade, I’ve only ever watched it on tv myself! We would all love it I know!

  68. I would like to go to the parade with my girls to have a “new” tradition this holiday season. After a loss in our family this past year, I am looking for a few new traditions to ease the holidays a bit and provide some moments where we won’t feel like someone so close to us is missing.

  69. I want to win tickets to the My Macy’s Holiday Parade to share the magic of the Christmas season in Seattle with my six-year old daughter Imogen. We have moved to the Olympic Peninsula, but we share a birthplace in Seattle. In fact, we left our hearts there.

  70. We did the tree lighting last year, but not the parade. I would love to take my kids to the parade this year!

  71. We love watching the parade on tv every year, I would love love to take my kids to the actual parade.

  72. We would love to win tickets to the macy’s parade as it would be a great way to have some fun together. This year has been tough for my family with my mother fighting breast cancer, so it would be great to put smiles on everyone’s faces. Thank you!

  73. As a kid, I always used to watch the parade with my grandma, it would be so fun to carry that tradition on with my daughter.

  74. I have never been to the Macy’s Parade in Seattle so I would love to see it!! This package sounds wonderful!

  75. I would LOVE to be able to take my boys to this. We watch the Macy’s parade every year on Thanksgiving!!!! I would love to see their faces when the floats go by.

  76. I’d like to go because I know my kids would love it. My almost-3-year-old is especially crazy about any sort of costumed characters. Fingers crossed!

  77. I would like to win this for my family because I will be working all day on Thanksgiving and they would love to have a nice way to spend the day

  78. I have lived in Washington my whole life, and have never seen the parade in person. This is my first year actually living in the city of Seattle, so now is the perfect time to take advantage of this amazing event! :)

  79. I would love go and take my family! My three kids have never got to have this experience and I think they would love it! It is so much better to see it in person.

  80. So many reasons why I would love to see the parade this year! I’ve never been before would be the first reason! The biggest reason is that I would love to be able to take my mom and aunt. My mom is in the early stages of dementia and I think it would be a bright spot for her.

  81. I follow the Macy’s twitter account, I Like the Macy’s Facebook page.

    I would love to bring my son to the parade! We have never been and he absolutely loves parades. I am a single mom and full time student. We live near a high school and watch (and follow) the marching band practice through the neighborhood! I love the holidays and the Macy’s parade. It would be such a special treat.

  82. I want to go to the parade because I have 4 kids and will be visiting family in the Seattle area Thanksgiving weekend and looking for fun things to do. This sounds amazing and I never knew Seattle did this!! Would LOVE to go! :)

  83. I want to go to the Macy’s parade becuase I just moved here from NY and didn’t even know Seattle had a parade!! I would love to go- it would be like I’m home with my family; this is my first Thanksgiving without them :(

  84. I would love to bring my girls to the parade-we’ve never been! Now they’re old enough (9 & 11) to really enjoy it I think.

  85. My toddler and I hail all the way from NYC originally, which we often miss, and I’d love to take him to My Macy’s T-Day parade here in Seattle, since he never made it to the one back in New York.

  86. my kids would love this! (and of course me too!) would love to win so i could give my kids this extra special treat…and maybe start a new tradition.

  87. Ok! I “liked” Macy’s Facebook and “followed” them on twitter, I’m also signed up as a blog reader but not sure how to confirm that? In a comment? – where do I send the reason we would love to attend!?

  88. I would LOVE to attend the Macy’s Holiday Parade this year. Growing up my family never was into the holidays. Now, as the Mother of a 2 year old girl I want to help her embrace the holiday spirit and the parade with be a perfect kick off for the holidays for us!

  89. I have always loved the music and dancing in the Macy’s parade and would love to see it in real life. The Macy’s parade has always been a family tradition ever since I can remember.

  90. Would love to spend the day in Seattle watching the parade with my Daughter and my three grandchildren and experiencing the whole day thru their eyes! Bright smiles and cheery laughter a gift that is priceless with memories to last a lifetime.

  91. We would love to attend the Macy’s Day parade- what a wonderful Seattle tradition to enjoy together. My daughter turns five next week and I’ve had a hard time coming up with a good way to honor this milestone for a child who had a rough, rough start at life. When I ask her what she wants to do, she says humbly that she’d like to go to a park. My sweet daughter would be blown away and in awe of the sights and sounds of the Macy’s day parade.

    Thanks for this fun idea!

  92. I’ve lived in Seattle for 12 years now and have never attended the parade. I would love to see it with my family.

  93. It would be nice to start this family tradition and the only way to get my husband to go with us would be free tickets!!!

  94. I would love to attend the Macy’s day parade with my two youngest girls… The oldest is off to college and its time for a new tradition.

  95. I took my kids to the parade a couple years ago and it was cold, rainy and they didn’t have much fun so this would be my redemption and show them a good time!

  96. I would LOVE to attend the Macy’s parade because it is something I have watched since I was old enough to remember! I can remember how excited I was to see all of the floats & performers on television! It would be absolutely amazing to witness a childhood memory in person now!!

  97. I’d love to win this for my kids! I have been wanting to take them, but with 4 I get a little discouraged in the thought of finding a good place to view it. I know they’d absolutely be thrilled to go and see this, just as I was as a child. I think the whole experience would be over-the-top by winning this contest!

  98. It has always been a dream of mine to go to the East Coast fpr thew parade ever since I was a little girl. This would be a great excperience for me and my daughter to share together!

  99. I would love the opportunity! It would be our first time to see it live and couldnt agree more with you about a great way to start the day!

  100. This giveaway is a fabulous way of showing the beauty of Seattle at Christmas. We have never been to the Macy’s Day parade in person, but have enjoyed it over the years via television. I would love to take my kiddos to enjoy such a fun, festive event!

  101. I would like to win the Macy’s parade tickets because my family has had THE worst year ever, almost losing our home, and all of our Christmas money will be going into saving our home this year. We have very little extra (or NO extra) for gifting and fun stuff , even social time that costs money. We really would love to win and have something fun to look forward to! We go to the Macy’s parade annually and love it , and for myself, I grew up watching the Macy’s NYC parade on TV as Thanksgiving day tradition while helping mom cook and dad “supervise”. :)

  102. meant to say that I “like” the macy’s fb account. I already had them on “like” prior to now. Now I just follow them. ;)

  103. I would like to go to the parade because my 3 & 5 year old would love it & seeing their smiles would be amazing.

  104. WooHoo, the drawing should be coming soon. I can’t wait to see who wins and gets the front row seats to an awesome parade. (of course I hope it is me. LOL) Good luck all!

  105. I would LOVE to see the parade this year because it would be a great start to a season that has become bittersweet. The parade would delight my sons and it would be an experience to cherish. Thank you for the opportunity!

  106. I would love to attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade- what a great way to kick your holiday spirt into gear. I love the festive floats and of course the “Man in Red”

  107. Great contest!!! Would love to take my husband son and grandaughter! He is 3 this year and is really excited this year for Xmas! We have never been to a Parade of any kind so this would be a blessing!!!

  108. I have never been to a Macy’s parade. At this point since we haven’t lived here that long we haven’t found a holiday tradition to take advantage of in the area yet! I can’t wait to see who wins!!! Good luck everyone!

  109. I would love to attend the parade so that I can experience the holidays even though I will be away from family. My parents live in Southern California and I will not be able to spend Christmas or Thanksgiving with them due to travel cost and scheduling… The parade would provide warmth to my lonely homesick heart!

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  110. I’d like to attend because both of my daughters will be performing in the parade with their dance team!! Front row seats would be amazing!!

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