The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on NBC Adds a Special Performance by International Superstar Gwen Stefani,

A Star-Studded Celebration The Parade will include a Dazzling Opening Number and Even More Star Power Along the Parade Route as the Annual Spectacle Kicks Off the Holiday Season

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m., in all time zones; Encore presentation airs 2 – 5 p.m.

The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® adds additional star power as NBC and Macy’s join to kick off the holiday season with a star-studded line-up of performers in the nation’s favorite spectacle. On Thursday, Nov. 23, with more than 3.5 million spectators lining the route and more than 50 million viewers tuned in nationwide, the streets of Manhattan will come alive with a host of special performances from stars of music, film, TV and the stage.

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The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade adds more star power including a special performance by international superstar Gwen Stefani (Photo: Business Wire)

Joining the lineup will be international superstar Gwen Stefani. A three-time Grammy® Award-winner, Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter, and recording artist who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Stefani recently released her first holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas which features six original and six classic holiday tunes. Set to perform “White Christmas,” Stefani will warm up the audiences nationwide with her rendition of the classic tune as part of the national broadcast of the Parade on NBC.

After kicking off the holidays on Thanksgiving, Stefani will return to NBC for “Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” a modern take on traditional Christmas specials featuring musical performances and fun, holiday sketches. This one-hour primetime special set to air Dec. 12 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) will capture Stefani’s infectious spirit and iconic style.LOGO_KO

On Thanksgiving, to open the 91st edition of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a host of stars will be showcased “Dancing in the Streets” at various locations across the country in anticipation of the big Parade and annual kickoff to the holiday season. Featured stars include Harry Connick Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey, Jane Krakowski, Gaten Matarazzo, Chrissy Metz, John O’Hurley, Martha Stewart and Thalia, who will dance and sing in the out-of-this-world kickoff to the pomp and pageantry.

As the restyled song unfolds, the show arrives at Herald Square, opening atop Macy’s famed red star mark on 34th Street, where a host of groups will join the impromptu party including the Radio City Rockettes®, as well as dancers for The Teen Company and Malloy/CAP21, among other Parade participants.

Rounding out the lineup will be the incomparable Patti LaBelle, who will take to the streets on The Cranberry Cooperative by Ocean Spray® float, joining previously announced stars 98 Degrees, Lauren Alaina, Cam, Sabrina Carpenter, Andra Day & Common, Sara Evans, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Kat Graham, Andy Grammer, Angelica Hale, Olivia Holt, Nicky Jam, Wyclef Jean, Bravo’s Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio, Dustin Lynch, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast & Muppets of Sesame Street, Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson, Jojo Siwa and the one-and-only Santa Claus; completing the starry lineup of the march of wonder.

The 91st march of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will also feature 17 giant character balloons; 28 legacy balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands and six performance groups.

One of the nation’s biggest and most anticipated holiday celebrations, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast nationally on NBC and hosted by the TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker. Telemundo will simulcast the Parade in Spanish with the event hosted by stars Carlos Ponce, Jessica Carrillo and Karim Mendiburu.

For more information on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, please visit http://www.macys.com/parade or call the Parade hotline at 212-494-4495. Follow @macys on various social networks and join the conversation using #MacysParade.

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Nobu Hotel Miami Beach Debuts First North American World of Nobu Culinary Event Alongside World-Renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobu Hotel Miami Beach debuts the first North American World of Nobu, an exclusive culinary journey with world-renowned Chef and restaurateur, Nobu Matsuhisa and his global team of 40 Nobu executive chefs. With 38 Nobu Restaurants across five continents and a collection of luxury Nobu Hotels, Nobu Matsuhisa infuses his love of food and travel through the experiences he curates. This epicurean event, taking place Dec. 13 – 15, will allow guests to indulge and savor the flavors of talented Nobu chefs from around the world while mixing and mingling with the culinary best of the best.

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Nobu Hotel Miami Beach (PRNewsfoto/Nobu Hotel Miami Beach)

World of Nobu kicks off on December 13 with an invite-only interactive experience, “Nobu Through the Decades,” that takes VIPs on a journey through Chef Nobu’s culinary career showcasing dishes from the beginning of the restaurateur’s time. This event is followed by “One Night Stand” on December 14, a private dining experience curated by Chef Nobu and Chef Thomas Buckley. Exclusively sold to a pre-selected list of 8 patrons at $2,000 per ticket, “One Night Stand” begins with a customized sushi bar treatment, followed by main course and dessert served in Nobu Restaurant’s private Teppan room.

The two-day culinary journey wraps up with a grand finale event, “Taste of Nobu,” on December 15. An extravagant evening of canapés, sake, and champagne, each Nobu chef will take culinary enthusiasts around the globe and represent their city in a private tasting table complete with unique bites. A silent auction featuring signed Chef Nobu items, a private Nobu dinner experiences and more will be auctioned off to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Taste of Nobu” ticket options include general admission, and a VIP option boasting early access to the event along with an exclusive after-party at Malibu Farm.

Epicureans who desire the full Nobu experience complete with pristine ocean views and luxurious Japanese-inspired suites can take advantage of the World Of Nobu staycation package offering 30% off a 1-night stay at Nobu Hotel, complete with two general admission tickets to Friday’s “Taste of Nobu” event.

Expertly designed by the world-renowned interior designer, David Rockwell, the flagship Nobu Hotel Miami Beach seamlessly merges modern Miami architecture with a creative interpretation of legendary Japanese chef, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, evoking a tranquil Japanese beach house. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the property features 206 guest rooms; a signature Nobu Restaurant and Bar, Malibu Farm, a farm-to-table restaurant concept coming in fall 2017, 70,000 square feet of re-energized meeting and event space, a sprawling wellness spa and fitness center with over 18 treatment rooms and four sparkling pools. Nobu Hotel guests will enjoy a VIP entrance to the exclusive Nobu Pool and Lounge with oceanfront views – coming fall 2017.

Nobu, the world renowned Japanese restaurant recognized for pioneering a

new-style Japanese cuisine, started as a business partnership in 1994 between Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and his partners: actor Robert De Niro, producer Meir Teper, and restaurateur Drew Nieporent.

Nobu restaurants, simultaneously a visual and culinary delight, continue to receive unprecedented praise and rave reviews from publications such as the New York Times, the Zagat Surveys, and the Michelin Guides. The restaurants’ popularity and devoted following are a tribute to Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s innovation in traditional Japanese cooking. Originating in New York as the flagship restaurant, the Nobu brand is now an empire that spans across five continents, with international locations in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Milan, the Bahamas, Melbourne, Dubai, Cape Town, Moscow, Mexico City, Budapest, Perth, Monte Carlo, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Doha, Marbella, Ibiza, and the seasonal Montenegro and national locations in Las Vegas, Malibu, Miami Beach, Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Lana’I, Newport Beach, Palo Alto and Washington D.C. The global Nobu enterprise recently expanded to include the first-ever Nobu Hotels in Las Vegas, Manila, Miami, Malibu, and London, with anticipation for an exciting line of luxury hotels to follow.

World of Nobu will take place at Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Fla. 33140, and tickets are now on sale. For more information, to purchase your ticket, or book your stay, please visit Nobuedenroc.com/world-of-nobu  or call 305-531-0000. For additional information on the Nobu Restaurants, please visit www.noburestaurants.com.

The Inaugural BOURBON & BEYOND Festival Announces its Headlining Lineup of Top Chefs, Bourbon Experts, and World-Class Musicians

All Will Take Over Louisville for One Weekend Only on September 23rd & 24th 2017

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

FEATURING: The Finest Kentucky Bourbons Curated by Top Bourbon Experts, One-Of-A-Kind Creations From Louisville and The Country’s Most Celebrated Chefs & Beyond

PERFORMANCES BY: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Joe Bonamassa, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers and More

Danny Wimmer Presents is thrilled to announce the official headliners and the first phase of musicians, chefs, food and beverage experiences for BOURBON & BEYOND, its bold, new, bourbon-inspired festival taking place for the first time on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.

BOURBON & BEYOND will be an incredible all-in-one bourbon, food, and entertainment destination that honors the rich history of bourbon that is so deeply rooted in the heart of Kentucky. All together BOURBON & BEYOND is a celebration of craftsmanship, soul, and spirit.

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Recognized for his monumental music festivals, Danny Wimmer‘s newest venture moves above and beyond music. Together with best-selling author and acclaimed bourbon authority, Fred Minnick, and nationally-celebrated Louisville chef, Edward Lee, Danny Wimmer Presents blends the best elements of a bourbon festival, a food festival, and a music festival into one all-encompassing celebration in honor of the soul and spirit of Kentucky. BOURBON & BEYOND will be an enriching weekend featuring the best bourbons, master distillers, national and local chefs, bartenders, musicians, and many other artisans.

THE BOURBON LINEUP:

The festival will showcase over 50 of the best Kentucky bourbons curated by Fred Minnick, Edward Lee, and Chris Cosentino. Festivalgoers will get the chance to dive deep into the Kentucky bourbon experience through several exciting facets like:

  • The Big Bourbon Bar: A 20,000-square-foot bar featuring delicious bourbon cocktails presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
  • The Hunter’s Club: A bourbon hound’s dream come true with experimental, rare, and hard-to-find bourbons.
  • The Bourbon Barrel Cooperage: A behind-the-scenes look at how coopers craft the oak barrels used to age bourbon.
  • The Distillery: An interactive experience to discover the life of a master blender, taster, and distiller.
  • Bourbon Workshops: Access to bourbon’s best and brightest in a series of free and intimate distilling, bartending, pairing, and cooking workshops.

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    2017 BOURBON & BEYOND Festival Official Line Up (PRNewsfoto/BOURBON & BEYOND)

In addition to the many incredible Kentucky bourbon experiences, BOURBON & BEYOND will partner with renowned local chefs and over 20 beloved Louisville restaurants to deliver one-of-a-kind delectable creations. The first round of participating restaurants includes Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, Boss Hog’s BBQ, Doc Crow’s, Gospel Bird, Seviche, The Manhattan Exchange, Whiskey Dry and much more to be announced in the coming months.

Guests will be able to eat, drink, and party at The Big Easy Boil presented by Southern Comfort, Tiki Barrel Bar, Funk & Soul & BBQ. BOURBON & BEYOND will also offer Incredible Feasts, one-of-a-kind communal dining experiences including The Chicks & Champs Gospel Brunch and the exclusive B&B Supper Club featuring Tom Colicchio. Chefs appearing throughout the weekend include Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall, Edward Lee, Chris Cosentino, Amanda Freitag, Jose Salazar, Cosmo Goss & Erling Wu-Bower, Kevin Ashworth, Anthony Lamas, Anthony Falco, and others.

World-class musical performances will further amplify this distinctive festival experience. With two main music stages, festival-goers will enjoy music from the following lineup of artists: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Band of Horses, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers, Amos Lee, Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, G. Love & Special Sauce, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Nikki Lane, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Fantastic Negrito, Kiefer Sutherland, Dave Cavalier, Bluegrass favorites curated by The Bluegrass Situation, and more.

More announcements, including bourbons, bluegrass, additional chefs, and restaurants will be coming soon.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW at www.BourbonAndBeyond.com.

For our love of bourbon.

For our love of Kentucky.

BOURBON & BEYOND.

Budweiser Kicks Off The Holiday Season In Spirit With A New Holiday Look

Budweiser Continues to Lead the Way in Design and Innovation, Adding a Limited Edition Holiday Bottle to its Roster

To celebrate the 140th holiday season of America’s No.1 full-flavored lager, Budweiser is launching newly designed limited-edition holiday packaging, spreading holiday cheer nationwide. Debuting this month, the seasonally relevant packaging is designed to creatively reflect Budweiser’s traditional festive holiday spirit.

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Budweiser Kicks off the Holiday Season with a Limited Edition Holiday Bottle (PRNewsFoto/Budweiser)

Budweiser, an American-style lager, was introduced in 1876 when company founder Adolphus Busch set out to create the United States’ first truly national beer brand – brewed to be universally popular and transcend regional tastes. Each batch of Budweiser stays true to the same family recipe used by five generations of Busch family brewmasters. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, crisp and pure beer with blended layers of premium American and European hop aromas, brewed for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment. Budweiser is made using time-honored methods including “kraeusening” for natural carbonation and Beechwood aging, which results in unparalleled balance and character.

Designed in partnership with Jones Knowles Ritchie New York, the all-red, tonal look is inspired by the brand’s longstanding history of decorating its 12 US breweries for the holidays. The seasonal aluminum bottles highlight the brand’s strongest equities, specifically the colors of red and white – which fit right in with the holiday season.

Budweiser continues to lead the way in design and packaging innovation, with the past year giving life to some of the brand’s boldest and most unique offerings. Starting in 2015 with the launch of the brand’s new visual identity, Budweiser rolled out redesigned cans and bottles to reflect the detail exemplary of brewing America’s No. 1 full-flavored lager.

In 2016, Budweiser took cues from culture to inspire new packaging looks, leading to its boldest patriotic packaging move ever with the launch of the America can followed by the Torch bottle just in time for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

At Budweiser, we have a long-standing tradition of decorating our local breweries across this country during the holidays,” said Ricardo Marques, vice president from Budweiser. “This season, we want to extend the holiday cheer with our limited-edition bottles and toast to a bright new year!

Budweiser’s America packaging run ends this month, making way for the next season of Budweiser traditions, including the debut of holiday packaging. The limited-edition festive bottle will be available through the holiday season.

Johnnie Walker Announces Keep Walking America Campaign, Celebrating Cultural Progress And Diversity In America

This Land Is Your Land, This Land Was Made For You And Me”

This Land Is Your Land,” the iconic song and rallying cry for American unification penned by Woodie Guthrie, is at the heart of Johnnie Walker’s new Keep Walking America campaign. After what was undeniably the most racially divisive presidential election in recent history, it’s safe to say that we all need to remember and get back to celebrating what America should stand for, not what this election represented to the eyes of the world—and our fellow Americans.

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Johnnie Walker celebrates cultural progress and diversity in America with new campaign Keep Walking America (Photo: Merie Weismiller Wallace).

For more than 200 years, Johnnie Walker has inspired the world with stories of personal progress and Keep Walking America is another powerful collection of stories reflecting the countless achievements, unwavering optimism and tireless progression of the great people who call America home.

The new 360 marketing campaign, which premiered nationally on November 7th with a 60-second TV spot created by Anomaly and directed by Chris Sargent of Anonymous Content, celebrates the cultural progress and diversity that represents the fabric of America today. The lyrics of “This Land Is Your Land,” read in both English and Spanish, serve as the campaign’s anthem. The meaning behind the lyrics powerfully communicate the core message that America has always been and should always remain an inclusive nation, built on values that celebrate and reward people from all colors and creeds. The film was shot over two weeks and features real storylines of progress from Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Montana, New Orleans, Baltimore, New York and Washington DC.

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Johnnie Walker celebrates cultural progress and diversity in America with new campaign Keep Walking America (Photo: Merie Weismiller Wallace).

The message of Keep Walking America is supported by a variety of initiatives on a national and global level, each calling for a united, more open-minded society that can be a catalyst for progress and positive change. The brand recently traveled to Brownsville, Texas, a U.S.-Mexico border town, with celebrated actor, director and activist Wilmer Valderrama, to spotlight the rich community of cross-cultural Americans living in proximity to the border and to hear their personal stories of progress. This initiative mirrors recent global work from Colombia, which shared a message of unification during the ongoing peace treaty negotiations, and the brand’s Ode to Lesvos storyline, a deeply moving film series that sheds light on a community in Greece that has shown heroism and humanity during the Syrian refugee crisis.

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The ‘Scottish Affair’ cocktail crafted using Johnnie Walker Black Label developed by Gabe Orta, National Ambassador of new mixology-focused program Flavors of America (Photo: Shannon Sturg

Stephanie Jacoby, Vice President of Johnnie Walker North America stated, “We are extremely honored to continue taking a pioneering role in culture by championing and celebrating progress. Keep Walking America brings to life stories of cultural progress and diversity, and we hope this campaign inspires people to come together for a better future. Continue reading

‘TIS The Season: Celebrate The 2016 Holiday Season At The Four Seasons Hotel New York

Join In On The Holiday Cheer From Thanksgiving Through New Year’s Day As The Four Seasons New York Offers Thanksgiving “To-Go” Packages, Gingerbread-House Decorating Classes, A New Year’s Eve Roaring ‘20s Soiree And MoreXmas golden tray

Celebrate this holiday season at the Four Seasons Hotel New York to ensure an unforgettable experience. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, the Four Seasons Hotel New York has festive offerings for all ages.

Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24, 2016 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm)sew_541_aspect16x9

Guests will enjoy a prix-fixe three-course menu at The Garden that includes seasonal starters such as lobster ginger bisque, fig tart and terrine of Hudson Valley foie gras. Entrées feature traditional favorites such as organic turkey, stuffed filet of beef, Long Island duck steak, loup de mer and cauliflower steak. Guests can indulge in pumpkin pie, chocolate panna cotta or pecan pie for dessert. Reservations are encouraged, and pricing is USD 139 per person. View the full menu here.

Warm spiced apple cider and cookies will be served in the lobby from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Additionally, local residents may purchase a “Thanksgiving To-Go” Package. The prepared meal includes slow-roast free-range Vermont turkey, natural sage turkey jus, citrus cranberry dressing, lobster ginger bisque, signature chestnut sausage stuffing, whipped citrus-scented sweet potatoes, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and an autumn salad with pomegranate vinaigrette. Each package comes with the choice of a pumpkin, apple or pecan pie, and additional add-ons are optional. The package is USD 425 for parties of 4 to 6 and USD 630 for parties of 7 to 9. Pricing is available upon request for parties larger than 10. Orders must be placed by Friday, November 18, 2016 by phoning 844 760 6347. View the full menu here.

Weekend Holiday Brunch (Saturdays and Sundays, November 26, 2016 – January 3, 2017 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm)

The Garden’s holiday brunch seasonal menu serves favorites including tartar of exotic winter fruits, kale and butternut squash hash, white corn cheddar grits, gingerbread waffles, brie-stuffed french toast and the hearty Gotham Burger. The menu’s holiday-themed signature cocktails include the TY Bar Toddy, Winter Margarita and Pear Bellini. View the full menu here.

Four Seasons Hotel New York Holiday Celebration benefiting Toys for Tots (Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm)toys-for-tots

Four Seasons Hotel New York is helping those in need this holiday season, proudly joining forces with Toys for Tots for the second consecutive year to throw their annual Four Seasons Hotel New York Holiday Gala Benefiting Toys for Tots. Guests are encouraged to join the Hotel’s annual tree-lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and to donate an unwrapped gift to give to Toys for Tots. The ceremony will be accompanied by a Sugarfina candy bar, champagne, hors d’oeuvres and holiday music and entertainment. Ty Warner (of Beanie Baby fame) will also be contributing to this year’s donation by giving 2,017 toys to the cause. Members of the US Marine Corps will be present that evening to accept donations from guests on behalf of Toys for Tots.

Gingerbread-House Decorating Classes (Saturday, December 3 and 10, 2016 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon)Gingerbread House

The Garden’s talented pasty team will unveil their seasonal culinary work of art as they display their gingerbread house, beginning on December 3, 2016 for guests and the community to enjoy. The Hotel’s gingerbread house decorating class, taught by Four Seasons New York pastry chefs, invites guests and locals to learn how to make a festive, sugary home. The class includes all the ingredients to construct a beautiful gingerbread house as well as a special souvenir. Classes are USD 150 per child ages 5-12. Reservations should be placed by November 19, 2016 by phoning 844 760 6347.

Christmas Day Lunch (Sunday, December 25, 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm)nyf_787_aspect16x9

Celebrate Christmas Day at The Garden at Four Seasons Hotel New York with an elegant three-course prix-fixe lunch. The special menu features starters such as leek and cauliflower vichyssoise, terrine of foie gras, bay scallops, glazed duck salad or kale salad. Entreés include traditional favorites such as organic lamb rack, slow-roasted loup de mer, char-grilled Delmonico steak, Berkshire pork rack, zucchini noodles and spiced duck steak. This holiday meal is topped off with the choice of the quince and pineapple crostata, liquid gold caramel tart or the crème fraiche panna cotta with eggnog crunch. Pricing is USD 139 per person. View the full menu here.

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Celebrate this holiday season at Four Seasons Hotel New York

Warm spiced apple cider and cookies will be served from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm in the lobby.

New Year’s Eve: Roaring ‘20s Soiree (Saturday, December 31, 2016, 9:00 pm – 1:00 am):

Ring in the New Year in style at Four Seasons Hotel New York at the annual soiree in TY Bar. This year’s theme will be the Roaring ‘20s and tickets include a table and bottle of Roederer Cristal champagne, a three-tier stand of assorted canapés, a plate ofnmignardises and petit fours, a Roederer ice-sculpture Champagne bar, a caviar menu available at each table, party favors, a live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop, a LOUIS XIII Cognac toast and confetti drop at midnight, a LOUIS XIII lounge with a step-and-repeat red carpet and photographer, music by a four-piece up-tempo jazz/swing band and a fond farewell LOUIS XIII gift bag.

Cost is USD 2,017 per couple, USD 1,100 per person. There is a cover charge of USD 125 for non-Hotel guests, which includes two complimentary glasses of Roederer Champagne. Limited tickets are available. Reservations must be placed by December 23, 2016 by phoning 844 760 6347 or by emailing tybar.nyf@fourseasons.com.

New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1, 2017, 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm)

After a night of celebrating, guests and locals can delight in the New Year’s Day Recovery Bar in The Garden and create customized Bloody Marys to start the New Year on a high note. For reservation inquiries, phone 844 760 6347.

The World-Famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® Celebrates 90 Years as the Official Start to the Holiday Season

The 90th Anniversary Spectacle Is Set To Feature A Host Of Surprises Along With Its Signature Helium Character Balloons, Floats Of Wonder, The Nation’s Finest Marching Bands, Enthralling Performance Groups, Celebrity Appearances And The One-And-Only Santa Claus

This November, America’s favorite holiday tradition will mark a milestone anniversary, once again kicking off the holidays with its signature brand of magical entertainment. On Thursday, Nov. 24, the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® will march down the streets of New York City as millions celebrate with family and friends. The unparalleled spectacle is set to enthrall more than 3.5 million spectators lining the streets of Manhattan and more than 50 million viewers on television, with a host of giant character balloons, dazzling floats, the nation’s best marching bands and performance groups, celebrities, and the official entrance of the one-and-only Santa Claus.

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A Historic Procession, The world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrates 90 years as the official start of the holiday season (Graphic: Business Wire)

For nine decades, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a march like no other. Bringing generations an unrivaled procession filled with more than 8,000 volunteer participants dressed as clowns, strutting their stuff in a marching band or escorting the Parade’s signature giant inflatables and floats of fantasy into the hearts of millions.

Since our historic first march in 1924, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a call to celebration. Over the years, generations have gathered to enjoy the spectacle of high-flying balloons, fantasy floats, incredible performers, and the one-and-only Santa Claus, as the annual march became synonymous with the start of the holiday season,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “This year, as we celebrate 90 years of magical moments, we are truly humbled by the unique role the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade fills in the lives of millions worldwide, and we are thrilled to celebrate this special milestone with a spectacular line-up filled with amazing new and commemorative elements that will continue our storied legacy of unparalleled holiday entertainment.”90th_parade

Since its origin in 1924, the Macy’s Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season, introducing a cherished march of magic that has dazzled generations of fans. For the 90th edition, the famed spectacle’s line-up will feature 16 giant character balloons; 27 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; and 16 marching bands and performance groups.

LET’S HAVE A PARADE™

Originally known as the Macy’s Christmas Parade, the tradition was started by Macy’s employees who wanted to celebrate the holiday season with a grand pageant similar to the over-the-top carnivals and festivals of Europe. The first Parade featured fanciful floats, employee marching bands, clown groups and real animals from the Central Park Zoo. Stretching from Harlem at 145th Street and Convent Avenue down more than five miles to Macy’s Herald Square, the first event was such a success that it was deemed by Macy’s to be an annual event from that point forward. While many elements have grown and been adapted over time, the heart of the Parade has always involved Macy’s own employee volunteers, talented marching bands and dazzling floats – elements that have paved the way for imagination and grand spectacle. One of those jaw-dropping additions came in 1927. Replacing the live animals who some said scared children along the route, the Parade introduced its first inflatables, debuting four giant balloons filled with air and carried on sticks down the route. That inaugural balloon line-up included the first-ever, character-based balloon featuring the likeness of famed animated film star, Felix the Cat. To make the balloons lighter than air, the following year, helium was added, helping the giants float down the route.macyslogo-1

Since its inception, the Parade has marched during tumultuous periods in our collective history. Only one event has ever caused the cancellation of the Parade and that was World War II. During a three-year period from 1941 until 1943, the event was put on hold due to the rationing of supplies such as rubber and helium and a moratorium on large public gatherings. After its brief hiatus, the Parade returned and grew in worldwide fame becoming even more synonymous with the holiday season after its starring role in the 1947 film classic, “Miracle on 34th Street. Continue reading