Nov 23, 2009

Friday: Parade, Lights, Fireworks

(from Macy's press release)

Macy’s Holiday Parade: Friday, November 27 Seattle, 8:45 a.m. Start 7th and Pine, west to 5th Avenue, south on 5th Avenue to University Street, west on University Street to 4th Avenue, and north on 4th Avenue, where it will deliver Santa to Macy’s.

Twenty balloon floats and inflatables, local high school marching bands, over 500 costumed characters, and community drill teams. The parade concludes with Santa’s arrival at Macy’s on a festive balloon float under a dramatic confetti snowstorm.   Other floats feature a giant gingerbread house, sponsored by The Sheraton Hotel, a larger than life inflatable Frango™ and Ukranian Nesting Dolls.

Macy’s Star Lighting & Fireworks Show

At 5:00 p.m. on the corner of 4th and Pine street, Macy’s will light its famous, 161-foot high, 3,600-bulb Holiday Star in conjunction with the Westlake Tree Lighting Ceremony. The star lighting will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display, weather permitting.

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