Seattle’s My Macy’s Holiday Day Parade VIP Ticket Package Giveaway – 5 VIP Tickets!

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5 VIP Tickets to Macy’s Day Parade in Seattle

If you live in the Northwest, then you know how popular the My Macy’s Holiday Parade is in downtown Seattle.  The parade is always the day after Thanksgiving, which is Friday November 29th at 9am this year and the parade lasts an hour.

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.

This year, there will be 25 inflatable floats, local middle & high school marching bands, over 700 costumed characters, professional sports teams and community drill teams.

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 29th (starting at 11am after the parade) through December 24th.

The My Macy’s Holiday parade will take place on Friday November 29th at 9am  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 29th, 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 as it was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

Macy’s Holiday Giveaway: 5 VIP Tickets to the Macy’s Holiday Day Parade

Macy’s is offering one lucky Thrifty NW Mom reader a chance to win a 5 pack of VIP tickets to the Macy’s Holiday Day parade on Friday, November 29th.

This giveaway will end on Monday November 25th at 9pm pst. The winner can pick up your tickets downtown Seattle 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 email (must be verified)

Disclosure: A Macy’s VIP package of tickets 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.


  1. I grew up watching the New York Macy parade on thanksgiving Morning with my dad. But I’ve never been to the Seattle one!!! Would love to take my little family and my dad too!!!

  2. Last year we decided to make this a new tradition, instead of Black Friday shopping, for my granddaughter.

  3. I would love to attend the Macy’s Day Parade because it would be a great new tradition to start with my 3 year old. I have never attended one before and it would just make a great start to the holiday season!

  4. We are moving to Ft Bragg next month and going to the parade would be a great farewell to the beautiful PNW!:) plus it reminds me of miracle on 34th st;)

  5. We enjoy Seattle and Christmas… would be great to combine the two and start our holiday season off in a big way. :-)

  6. I’ve grown up watching the parade on TV every year and think it would be a great experience for my family for us to all attend together! Seeing everything in person would be amazing!

  7. My little guy LOVES parades and has been asking about going to one for weeks, this would make him SO happy!!

  8. My family moved to WA just a couple years ago and we are working on creating new traditions for our family. This year we are hoping to give the Macy’s Day Parade another try after a freezing and wet parade last year. We were soaked but it was still a good time.

  9. I would love to attend the Macy’s Day Parade because it would be a great start a new tradition with my 3 year old to open the holiday season!

  10. I would love to start this tradition with my family and to see the joy on my kids faces as they watch the parade!

  11. I grew up in the midwest and have watched the NYC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade every year since I was 4 years old. Imagine my excitement when I moved to Seattle in 2005 and found out that there’s a Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade here too! I’m like a kid in a candy store. :) I would love to take my husband and our children down to see this wonderful, festive parade – and not just watch it on TV for once! It would be a great way to spend time together as a family and ring in the start of the Christmas season!

  12. I would love to take my 2 kids to the parade – we have never been to one & love watching the macys parade on TV!

  13. I would love to win this. My husband has taken my daughter for the last couple of years. I would absolutely go if I had VIP seating. :) Thanks for offering this.

  14. This would be an amazing way to start a new tradition with my kids! They absolutely love everything about the holiday season and have been watching Christmas movies and reading Christmas books since Halloween. I would love to share the excitement of watching the parade with them!

  15. My daughter is 3.5 and she is finally beginning to understand holidays and birthday and I would love to go to the Macy’s parade to create one of those “first” memories she will actually remember.

  16. I grew up watching the Macy Parade. I always wanted to go with my mom unfortunately we never made it. Now I would love to take my granddaughters. I would love for them to enjoy the parade and see Santa coming in.

  17. Winning these tickets would be a great kick off to the holiday season for my daughter and I! Since my divorce in 2007, we’ve struggled to make the holidays our own and this would be a wonderful new event!!!

  18. I would love to win this giveaway! This year will be the first year that our daughter understands what Christmas is and is excited about it! My husband works in law enforcement and will be working on Christmas, but he is off the day of the parade! It would be a wonderful way for our family to celebrate together.

  19. I want to win because my granddaughter is in the parade and it would be nice for the family to have great seats!!

  20. My friends and I have been going to the parade every year for a while now and I want to keep the tradition going!

  21. I’d love to take my children to see this. My three kids are old enough to sit through it and enjoy the parade. I’d love to have great seats like this!

  22. My son is three and loves even the smallest parade. He is also fascinated this year with all things Christmas. He would be absolutely enthralled! And his grandparents are arriving home from the Philippines a few days before so it would be a perfect family outing!

  23. I would love for my family to be able to experience this. Money is extremely tight this year and would give us that moment to actually go out and have fun. My kids would just have a blast seeing everything.

  24. Id like to win, to make a A new memory we never experienced! Cold or not the better to snuggle close and enjoy!!!!, I subscribe to email.

  25. Why would i wanna go ? because I’ve lived here for 8 years and never knew this went on.. yes we live in a cave.. lol… so my kids have never been.

  26. I would love to win tickets to the Macy’s parade so that I can take my parents who aren’t able to stand for long periods of time!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. My husband and I are starting the tradition of going to the parade instead of the crazy shopping with our new baby girl and would love the chance to see the parade up close!

  28. What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win this and take my family. I will be spending a lot of time away on business in December, and I won’t get to do a lot of holiday stuff with my daughter this year. This would be a great way to welcome in the season and do something really special with her. Fingers crossed!

  29. My kids are finally old enough that they would LOVE the parade but my husband is not up for fighting for a spot, this would be a perfect family experience!

  30. I love watching the Thanksgiving Parade. I always watch the one in NY on TV and I try to see the one downtown!

  31. My daughter, her husband and our grand baby just moved home from Arizona. This would be an awesome way to start out our first Christmas together.

  32. I would love to bring my girls. They have never seen a parade and I have never been to this parade either. It’s on my WA bucket list!! Thanks!

  33. currently at my mother has three of her grandchildren including my 2 1/2year old. the two older ones have been through an awful lot over the last many years. with my dad just dying last March of stage 4 terminal cancer. my mother is still caring for the grandkids the oldest of the girls has a syndrome called nager syndromed. she alone requires full time attention. my mother is trying to pay all the bills by herself. with their limited income it is very difficult for them to be able to afford to go and do anything fun. I think it would be something really great to see the smile on her face and the grandkids, as they’re watching such an amazing parade in person.

  34. I would love to start this tradition with my daughter. She is 11 months and will be her first Thanksgiving Parade!!

  35. What a fun way to spend my birthday with my kids if I’m picked as a winner for these tickets! My birthday is 11/29 (parade day) We just moved to the seattle area and my husband will most likely be working on thanksgiving and Black Friday. If I’m picked I would be happy to share the extra tickets with any other mom who might be flying solo on thanksgiving weekend too.

  36. I would love to win these tickets. Christmas is my husband’s favorite holiday, but he is military and won’t be here for it this year. I think this would be a good way to give him a little bit of Christmas before he leaves.

  37. I have a two year old who watches miracle on 34th street year round, I would live to take her to see a real parade. I know she would love it! I also have got up early every year to watch it on TV. I went to see it once and I couldn’t even get close to the street! It would really make our holiday!

  38. We would love to go because we have never gone to see a live parade. My 3 kids would definitely love to go. Would be a great surprise.

  39. We are a Bradey bunch and planning on getting married this holiday time frame this would be a great kick start :)

  40. I love Christmas. I was born just two weeks prior to it, and believe it’s in my soul. I have been waiting to take my kids (2 and 5) to the parade until they were ready to appreciate the magic. This is the year! VIP tickets would be an awesome way to kick off a new holiday tradition.

  41. I have been in the Chicago parade several times and would love for my children to witness a Macy’s parade in our new hometown of Seattle.

  42. I grew up watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade and always wanted to see it live. Thank you for the opportunity,

  43. We would love to go because my husband and I have lived here pretty much our whole lives and have never been. And my daughter would be just so ecstatic.

  44. My children would absolutely adore this! We don’t have much money to go do fun things so this would be a fun thing to experience with them.

  45. My children would absolutely adore this! We don’t have much money to go do fun things so this would be a fun thing to experience with them.
    My husband is a disabled veteran who’s going to college and has inspired our son who has a learning disability to read for 30 minutes a day.
    This has greatly improved his reading scores in school so it would be awesome to take him to this since it’s not like we’re black Friday shopping and we never were able to celebrate his awesome job in school.

  46. I would love to take our kiddos who have never been. Prerry sure the look on their faces would say it all!

  47. This Thanksgiving is all about the Macys parade for us, since I love the Macys parade so much we are spending Wednesday and Thursday night in a hotel downtown Seattle so we can wake up, enjoy cuddles in bed and order room service while we enjoy the parade on TV from NYC. Friday morning we are planning on seeing the parade in downtown for the first time ever and would love nothing more than to see the parade live from seats.

  48. We have a new baby! Well, she just turned 8 months old. This is our favorite time of year and we are enjoying making new memories with our daughter! She is so much fun and she never wants to miss anything. She is so busy and interested in everything right now. I think the Macy’s Holiday Parade would be so much fun for her and also for us while we watch her reactions to everything! Thank you for considering us. We would be so grateful!

  49. My family would love it! I am always looking for NEW things to do with my kids and husband. I enjoyed the parade as a child, and I would love to give my family a VIP experience (rather than just watching it on TV). Plus, I know my kids would love to invite their aunt (my sister) as I have been informed she is their favorite person. What a fun way to start the holiday season!

  50. I would love to take my 4 children and my mom (/ babies) my dh has to work every Black Friday and I have been begging him to go and this is the first Day after Thanksgiving in 2 yrs I will not be pregnant! I would love to start a tradition for my kids. With all the new changes in our family my 9 and 7 yr olds deserve this as does my 20 month old! :)

  51. Brand new military family in town and would love to give my kiddos an experience they would never forget!

  52. This giveaway is perfect for my family we have 5. We would have so much fun celebrating the season in Seattle!

  53. We would love the tickets because we are planning on taking our daughter for the first time this year and don’t we all deserve a little VIP when we just turned three. Oh yeah and she turns three on the 26th.

  54. I would love to win because my 6 year old twins have never been to the parade, and I’d love to take them!

  55. I would love to start a new tradition of going to the parade instead of Black Friday shopping, especially since I now have a 15 month old, so he could participate in the fun :)

  56. My daughter’s birthday is 11/27 and we always try to go as part of her birthday celebration. We love the parade because it’s so festive and gets us into the holiday spirit!

  57. It’s my daughter’s first holiday season (she’s 10 months now) and i would love to take her to the parade! We have a warm jumpsuit all ready for the occasion. Christmastime is my favorite time of the year with all of the lights and glitter and traditions. I can’t wait to share ot with her!

  58. I’ve never been to a parade, but we watch this on TV every year! It would be so cool to take my family to this! What a great tradition to start it would be!

  59. We have attended this parade with my son for the last several years! So much fun and a great way to kick off the holiday as a family.

  60. I would love to win tickets because my 7 year old daughter will be in the parade dancing and we would love to watch her close up to see her excitement!

  61. I would love to have my son’s first parade be one as exciting as this one. It might even start a new tradition for my family!

  62. I grew up watching the parade but have never been in person. I would love to take my kids and start a new family tradition for them to remember fondly.

  63. We would love to go to the parade this year! For the first time my parents will be here and we would love to take the kids to celebrate this together.

  64. With my husband bring home this year and a new baby , it would be nice to do something as a family my daughter would love. It’s been a long year for her.

  65. I have never missed the Macy’s Parade on TV on Thanksgiving. We are new to Seattle and I had no idea Seattle had their own parade. We’re so far from family, this would be a great way to make next week special, for just our little family!

  66. Would love to go with my family for the first time. With getting all these deals early (thanks to your notifications) I am free on Black Friday allowing for more family time’. My twins would love to see Santa!!!

  67. I would love to attend the parade! I love parades, and have always wanted to go to this particular one. Plus, what a great way to kick off the holiday season! Thanks, Shannon :)

  68. The Macy’s Parade in New York has been a family tradition that brings us together early each Thanksgiving! I would love to attend Seattle’s Macy parade with my family and start a new tradition!

  69. Hi! I would like to attend the Macy’s Day Parade because we have never gone with our 10 year old daughter and it would be great to be able to show it to her. We particapate in the Kent Winterfest Parade with our Girl Scouts each year. This year it will be 130+ girls participating. So it would be great to see the Macy’s Parade to see if we would like to do that in the future. We love parades!

  70. I subscribe to Thrifty NW Mom. Love you guys. Thanks for all the tips that save our family lots of money!

  71. I’d love to win these tickets for a family close to us who has had a rough year losing a dear family member. This would be a fun outing for them! I subscribe to both your emails and your Facebook page and love it!

  72. I would love to go so I could take my mom and grandpa! I dont know how much longer he will be around so I would love to enjoy this with him and my son!

  73. I have never been to a huge parade before. I know my 2 year old would love it too. It would be a great experience for us and a good way to spend time in Seattle before we PCS in the upcoming months (most likely back to the south).

  74. I’d love to take my son this parade. Every year we’ve wanted to go, since we both moved from NYC to Seattle and never made it the parade in NY, so this would be the best of both worlds for us. Plus I hear the weather will be warmer, and no rain. It’s a win win!

  75. My family and I have not been able to spend a holiday season with each other since 2010. Since we get to be together this year, we are not taking anything for granted! We would love to celebrate being together at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

  76. Always been a dream to see the NYC one in person. What could be better than seeing one on the west coast!

  77. I have never gone but would love to take my family to the Macy’s parade! My 2 year old is really getting excited for Christmas and this is the perfect way to start the Christmas season!

  78. I would love to take my mom and my daughters! My mom grew up in New York and has many fond memories of going to the parade there. My girls and I watch the big parade each Thanksgiving on TV and what a treat it would be to take them to our Seattle version live!!!

  79. My family has watched the Macy’s Day Parade in NY for generations. I would love to share the new experience of the parade in Seattle with my family this year.

  80. I grew up watching the NY Macy’s parade on tv and then began going to the Seattle parade when I moved to Seattle as an adult. I would love to have these seats for my family and I to enjoy the parade this year!! Thanks for the opportunity:)

  81. I’d love to attend to take my daughter. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a parade, except the year the Phoenix Suns made it to the finals when I was a teen, many moons ago!

  82. I went to the parade with my grandmother. I’d like to continue the tradition and take my granddaughter. Memories!!!

  83. We have always watched the parade on tv, but my girls have decided that this year they would really like to go. I have been unemployed for the last year and we haven’t had any extra activities and I would love to be able to surprise my girls with this really fun package!!

  84. Never been to Macy’s Parade before! Would love to go this year with our small family, VIP :)))

  85. We’ve never been before and I think it would be so fun for the kids. We never had a Santa parade where I lived growing up so it sounds like a lot of fun.

  86. I am currently a cancer patient of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. I am fighting a very rare cancer. Seattle has always been a place that mom (me) goes to the Dr. Or mom is in the hospital, or having chemotherapy. I would love to take my family to the parade, this would leave my family with a lasting memory of Seattle that is on a positive note. It would also give us a new tradition to begin with our family, and if something happens to me my kids can continue attending each year knowing I enjoyed this parade with them as well! ( I want to mention how grateful we are for all the care, Seattle’s doctors and facilities have given to myself and being there for my family)

  87. I am a single mom of 3 wonderful teenage kids. It would give me great joy to be able to take them all to the Macy ‘s parade and have VIP seating. They might even smile & have fun too. ;-) Our family is small however the memories we make together are huge. Happy Thanksgiving!!! :)

  88. Friday is my 35th birthday and I have wanted to go to this ever since I was a little girl! It would be the best birthday present ever.

  89. I would love to take my children to see this parade. I’ve only ever been able to see the parade in tv and to be able to see it live and share the memory with my children would be epic!

  90. My parents and I are planning on taking my little girls (2 years old and 4 months old) to see this parade. I think my 2 year old will think it’s AMAZING, and that it’ll be the perfect way to start off the holiday season. I just want it to be magical. Thank you for this opportunity!

  91. I have never been to the parade but would love to take my family! I always loved watching it on TV as a youth living in the middle of nowhere in Alabama! Now my family lives in Portland, OR.

  92. I would love to take my family to the Macy’s day parade because this year we are alone for Thanksgiving and bringing our girls to the parade would really brighten up their spirits!

  93. I’ve never been but we always watch it on tv. My kids would be thrilled to go! What a great way it would be to kick off the holidays for them.

  94. I have lived here all of my life and never attended the parade. Needless to say neither have my children but I would like to start a new tradition.

  95. My family suffered a devastating loss last week and I’m not sure how the holidays will be this year for me especially. Anything I can do to lift everyone’s spirits is worth the effort. A parade may help us provide a sense of fun and normalcy for our two-year old in an otherwise stressful and painful time (which our two year old senses but doesn’t understand).

  96. Are you kidding, we wouldn’t miss it for the world!! Its been a WOnderful tradition for 20+ years. We would be honored to win tickets!! Ho Ho Ho

  97. It is our famy tradition to take the bus and watch the lovely parade! My kids love the local marching bands and whimsical floats!

  98. My husband and I have gone to this every year except when he was deployed. This year we would get to enjoy it with our son also.

  99. My daughter will be home from school and if we had vip seats we would be a able to bring my 85 year old grandmother who uses a wheel chair….Three generations watching the macys day parade together! 0h joy!

  100. The parade is on the same day as my 40th Birthday! It would be a lot more fun then an “Over the Hill” party :)

  101. My boys would love this. We have never been. I use to watch the parade on TV every year growing up.

  102. My husband and i have been going to this parade since high school and now take our 6 year old son. Would love to watch from great seats!

  103. We have never been to the parade, but would love to take our girls, it would be such a fun day for them.

  104. I would love to continue the tradition that I started with my children with my granddaughters who are 2, 4, and 6 yrs old.. and VIP seating would be very handy keeping them corraled.

  105. My infant son passed away 7 years ago on Nov 29. I would love to celebrate him with his two little sisters by taking them to the parade and focusing on the love and joy of the season.

  106. I love your blog – I’m so glad that I found it! When my husband and I were first married we lived in New York City for several years. One of our most cherished memories was going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s one of the things I miss the most about living there. Fast forward 20 years, 3 kids, 3 houses, multiple job changes, and just plain life, and we’ve never been to the Seattle version of the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade. We are going this year, plan to make it an annual tradition, and would LOVE the VIP package. Thank you so much for doing this.

  107. I love the holidays! But not for the presents. I love the lights, the memories and the family traditions. My boys would be so excited for this adventure: Cold crisp Seattle morning downtown with hot chocolate in hand waiting for Santa to arrive.

  108. We have never been to the parade, only watching it on TV. We would love to experience it in person.

  109. We had been keep going since we moved to Seattle, so it’s our tradition to celebrate the holiday.

  110. This is our 7th year in Washington. We’ve never attended this parade- and I’m not sure why. This win would certainly help our family to go! We’ve got four kids- ages 10 & up- I bet they’d love it!

  111. I’d love to win the VIP passes for the parade because our family would love to enjoy the parade from a different viewpoint.

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