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Macy*s Thanksgiving parade: New route, same blowout

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Santa Jonathan

The video has been re-uploaded and santa's voice is now in sync :)

Edited by Santa Rielly

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Santa Johnny Boy
Santa Johnny Boy, who made the parade suit?

The tag inside read, "Macy's Special Events Department". They have the ability to create their own sets, props, and costumes for the Parade.

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Storytelling Santa

I am not a fan of a short scrubby beard for Santa!

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Santa Jonathan

Thanks Santa Johnny Boy! I thought Adeles were behind it in some way...

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Elf Without Jingles
Santa Johnny Boy, who made the parade suit?

The Macy*s Santa Costume was originally developed from the sketches and designs of a Wendy Stuart, who, for much of the Jean McFaddin/Manfred Bass era, was the Parade's official Costume Designer. And, you will all be pleased to learn, I did indeed get out to the new Parade route --- and, ironically, lucked out. I ended up being positioned on the corner of 42nd Street, directly across the street from Bryant Park! And, I don't know how they managed it, but they got everything into Herald Square at about 11:45 am --- just in time, ironically enough, for me to discover that the NBC Universal billboard, high above the Champs Sports store on the northernmost corner of Times Square, was indeed simulcasting the live NBC feed of the Parade (which they shoulda done three years ago when I was out there!). And I even got to check out the telecast closing credits, too.

I sent you guys an e-mail with the full details this morning; our Boss, Santa Reilly should have it in his inbox by now, I hope.

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Santa Jonathan

Thanks for your reply, very much appreciated.

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Santa Johnny Boy

Santa Richard, I hope you got some good, close-up pictures of that sleigh. I'd love to build one!

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Elf Without Jingles
Santa Richard, I hope you got some good, close-up pictures of that sleigh. I'd love to build one!

Sorry to disappoint you, Santa Johnny Boy, but I still don't have a digital camera --- BUT I can still direct you to every image weblink in my brain at the immediate moment: Yahoo! News Search, Google News, the Associated Press Multimedia Archive, Reuters Image Search, GettyImages.com, Wireimage.com ---- they've ALL got still photos from not only the Macy*s Parade in New York, but also Thanksgiving Day Parades in Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia --- plus Sunday night's Hollywood Christmas Parade!

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