Live Blog of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Christine Wolstenholme
Live Blog

November 22, 2007 9:00 a.m.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Pre- Parade begins with 600 kids from Camp Broadway singing and dancing. The parade is held in Harold’s Square in front of Macy’s department store.

November 22, 2007 9:03 a.m.
Meredith Viera and Matt Lauer are hosting the show on NBC. There are 3.5 million people at the parade.

November 22, 2007 9:04 a.m.
Al Roker, also hosting the show, is at 77th & Central Park West with the parade’s executive producer Robin Hall. Hall says there are 10,000 people in the parade, including children whose parents are currently in Iraq. The parade will be aired in Iraq for them. Hall cut the ribbon.

November 22, 2007 9:07 a.m.
An aerial view showing the crowd and floats, while naming the celebrities that will be in the parade.

November 22, 2007 9:11 a.m.
Another aerial view from Central Park West & 2nd Street, showing beautiful, colorful trees and millions of people lining the streets.

November 22, 2007 9:13 a.m.
Matt and Meredith are at 34th & Broadway in front of Macy’s. A “Legally Blonde” skit from Broadway is being performed.

November 22, 2007 9:20 a.m.
Al Roker speaks with Patti LaBelle about her appearance in the parade and her new holiday CD.

November 22, 2007 9:22 a.m.
Another performance from Broadway, it’s called “Young Frankenstein.”

November 22, 2007 9:29 a.m.
Bob Saget is flying over the parade in a helicopter.

November 22, 2007 9:31 a.m.
A “Xando” skit from Broadway is being performed.

November 22, 2007 9:37 a.m.
Al Roker speaks with Masi Oka and Ali Larter from the cast of Heroes.

November 22, 2007 9:38 a.m.
The 5th or 6th round of commercials are airing. There’s too many and they are more annoying then usual.

November 22, 2007 9:43 a.m.
The cast of “Mary Poppins” from the Amsterdam Theatre is singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

November 22, 2007 9:51 a.m.
The Rockettes are performing for their 75th year.

November 22, 2007 9:58 a.m.
The Rockettes dance the 81st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade into Harold’s Square, followed by the NYPD.

Macy’s Great American Marching Band, made up of kids from 50 different schools, is performing “Swing, swing, swing.”

Dolly Parton sings on a 42 ft. long “Showboat” float.

A Plymouth Rock float floats by with pilgrims and a giant Tom the Turkey float.

November 22, 2007 10:04 a.m.
Cast members and muppets from Sesame Street sing as they float by.

Stephenson High School Band, which has 180 members, plays Medley from “The Wiz.”

A Scooby Doo balloon float goes by.

A “Build A Bear” float with the Jonas Brothers stops so they can perform a song.

November 22, 2007 10:15 a.m.
The float: Barbie the Island Princess stops so Barbie can sing a song.

American Fork High Marching Band from Utah performs.

A balloon float of Hello Kitty dressed as a super hero floats by.

November 22, 2007 10:22 a.m.
“Up with People” performs in front of Macy’s.

Animal Planet presents “Animal Wonders,” a float with Steve Irwin’s wife and daughter performing.

Another high school band from Tennessee dressed as clowns is performing.
McDonald’s Big Red Shoe Car drives by with Ronald McDonald, then the Ronald McDonald balloon float follows behind.

An M&M float goes by with some musical performers.

November 22, 2007 10:32 a.m.
A giant Lady Liberty float goes by with Rachel Smith, Miss USA, along with giant balloon floats of Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

Virginia Tech’s Marching Band performs.

The United States Postal Service has a float with stamps from every state on it, along with the band Lifehouse performing a song.

The Snoopy balloon float goes by.

November 22, 2007 10:41 a.m.
Amica Insurance has a float that looks like an old fashioned diner with performers doing a skit from “Hairspray.”

The balloon float JoJo from JoJo’s Circus flies by.

Six hundred cheerleaders rock out to a medley of songs from the ‘60s.

Ne-Yo floats by performing one of his songs.

November 22, 2007 10:50 a.m.
One hundred members of the National Dance Institute are dancing down Broadway.

The Big Apple float goes by with Latin boy-band Menundo performing.

Concord High School Marching Band performs a song from “West Side Story.”

Harold the Fireman, a balloon float, goes by. Following closely behind is a Hess float that looks like the Brooklyn Bridge with a bunch of Hess trucks around it. Good Charlotte is on the float performing “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love.”

The Duracell Energizer Bunny balloon float goes by.

November 22, 2007 11:02 a.m.
Sarah Brightman performs on the Macy’s pirate ship float.

A giant pirate balloon float goes by.

The Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Band performs “The Nutcracker.”
A giant Shrek balloon float swoops over the crowd on Broadway.

November 22, 2007 11:09 a.m.
The Cartoon Network’s “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” float sings “You’re My Best Friend” as it floats by.

“Rabbit,” a 54 foot tall helium balloon, goes by.

Albertville High School Band performs “Oh! Susanna.”

Echo Unlimited’s float, Mt. Rhino, goes by with Ashley Tisdale singing “This Christmas.”

Sailing down Broadway is a giant balloon float of “Dora the Explorer.”

November 22, 2007 11:19 a.m.
Cotton’s cornucopia float has the Cherokee National Youth Choir singing “Jingle Bells” in their own language.

A giant Mr. Potato Head balloon float goes by.

The University of Oklahoma’s Marching Band performs as it goes by.

November 22, 2007 11:29 a.m.
The Huesca Brothers perform circus tricks in front of Macy’s.

The Big Apple Circus goes by on foot and float.

A giant balloon float of Pokemon Pikachu goes by. It’s the only float in the parade with illuminated cheeks.

Corbin Bleu sings on a Nasa float.

The Planter’s Nut-mobile drives down Broadway.

Baltimore’s Marching Band plays a tune as it walks by.

November 22, 2007 11:38 a.m.
Willard Scott drives in a 1920’s car with a 100-year-old woman who lived in an apartment above Macy’s department store.

“Give Me The Key To This Wonderful City” is performed by Michael Feinstein and Ankita.

Fifty members of the NYPD Marching Band walk by and play “Silver Bells.”

A snowman balloon float goes by.

A Carebears float goes by with Kay Hanley singing on it.

November 22, 2007 11:46 a.m.
The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees do 4,500 dance steps down Broadway during the parade.

Another marching band goes by playing “Babes in Toyland.”

A Gibson guitar float goes by with Wynonna Judd singing “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”

A giant balloon float of Kermit the Frog floats 50 feet above the crowd.

November 22, 2007 11:54 a.m.
The Mike Miller Dance Team makes their 22nd consecutive appearance in the Macy’s Day Parade, dancing to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

“Pix” and “Charlie”, two giant elf balloon floats, go by just before a 50 foot sleigh with Santa Claus completes the parade.

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