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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)
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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.