Seattle Macy’s Day Parade Pictures & 2013 Info: Route, Santaland, Day After Thanksgiving, 25 Floats, 650 Costumed Characters

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[Seattle Macy's Day Parade Photo: Scott Engelhardt]

The 2013 Seattle Macy’s Day Holiday Parade takes place the day after Thanksgiving in downtown. The parade steps off promptly at 9 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. After the parade, the annual Santaland photo events will begin at the downtown Macy’s store and continue through Christmas Eve. Below is the parade route, and may pictures from others.

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From Macy’s Website:
Seattle Macy's Day ParadeSeattle Macy’s Holiday Parade
November 29, 2013 | 9-10AM
More info: social.macys.com

The annual My Macy’s Holiday Parade will take place on Friday, November 29, 2013 in downtown Seattle. The parade steps off promptly at 9 a.m. 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 Seattle Times and WARM 106.9 FM radio are the media partners for the Parade this year. The 2013 My Macy’s Holiday 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! New to this year’s Parade is an entry featuring the adorable Virginia O’Hanlon character from the Macy’s animated feature show “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” The entry includes the Virginia character as well as Victorian era carolers and newsboys.

The parade will conclude shortly after Santa dashes in his sleigh to Macy’s, heading directly from the North Pole to his Portland holiday post in Macy’s Santaland, which opens at 11:00 AM.

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Macy’s Day Parade Route Map:

Seattle.Macy.s.Parade.Route.Downtown

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SANTALAND
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 29 through Tuesday, December 24. For more information, call 206-506-6915.

SANTALAND DAILY HOURS:
11 AM – 9 PM Nov 29
9 AM – 9 PM Dec 9-14, Dec 22-23
11 AM – 8 PM Dec 1-3, Dec 8, Dec 15
10 AM – 9 PM Nov 30, Dec 4-7, Dec 16-21
9 AM – 5 PM Dec 24

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HOLIDAY “BELIEVE” CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION
Believers of all ages are invited to drop off letters – stamped and addressed to Santa at the North Pole – at any Santa Mail letterbox at your local Macy’s store. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1 million, to grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

MACY’S STAR LIGHTING AND FIREWORKS
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 p.m. and will include an incredible fireworks display (weather permitting).

For more information about Seattle’s Holiday events go to: www.macys.com/holidayevents

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MANY More Seattle Macy’s Holiday Parade Pictures:

Nesting Dolls
Photo by Lynette Schimming

Santa arrives
Photo by Lynette Schimming

Macy's Day Parade
Photo by Lynette Schimming

Snowpeople reunion
Photo by Lynette Schimming

clown family
Photo by Lynette Schimming

Macy's Day Parade
Photo by Lynette Schimming

Seattle Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo by Andy Oakley

Seattle Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo by Andy Oakley

Seattle Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo by Andy Oakley

Macy's Parade in Seattle
Photo by jc.winkler

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Old English Sheepdog (Seattle Macy's Parade 2011)
Photo by Martin Campbell

2009-11-27 Seattle Macy's Holiday Parade (18)
Photo by Cromely

2009-11-27 Seattle Macy's Holiday Parade (21)
Photo by Cromely

2009-11-27 Seattle Macy's Holiday Parade (92)
Photo by Cromely