The annual My Macy’s Holiday Parade will take place on Friday, November 23 in downtown Seattle. The parade steps off promptly at 9:00am and lasts approximately one hour. The Holiday Parade route will begin at 7th and Pine, then travel west down Pine St. to 5th Avenue, south on 5th Avenue to University Street, west on University to 4th Avenue, and then north on 4th to Macy’s doorstep.
The parade will feature 25 inflatable floats, local middle and high school marching bands, sports teams and mascots and nearly 650 costumed characters, community floats and much more! Two new shiny, golden helium balloons have been added to the line-up this year as well as new nutcracker, sock monkey, dreidel, turtle, flower, frog, adult and child bees, peppermint candy, Macy’s shopping bags, and peacock costumes.
The parade will conclude shortly after Santa dashes in his sleigh to Macy’s, heading directly from the North Pole to his holiday post in Macy’s Santaland, which opens at 11:00am inside Macy’s.
The tradition of visiting Santaland and having family portraits taken with Old St. Nick continues at the downtown Macy’s store on the Sixth Floor. Macy’s will once again offer a wide assortment of digital photography packages and families will be able to take their Santa photos with them immediately after they’re taken. Santa photos will be available every day from Friday, November 23 through Monday, December 24. For more information, call 206.506.3915 for Santaland daily hours.
Macy’s will continue the tradition of the Holiday Star Lighting Ceremony in conjunction with the annual Seattle Westlake Center tree lighting. The famous 161-foot high, 3,600-bulb Holiday Star is a Seattle favorite. This event begins at 5:00pm and will include an incredible fireworks display (weather permitting).
Find more information at http://www.macys.com/holidayevents.
Macy’s Downtown Seattle is located at:
1601 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98181