This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
What comes to mind when you think about Thanksgiving? Of course good food and family time are the top two things that pop into my mind.
However, there's another Thanksgiving Day tradition that people across the country cherish. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® has become a part of the celebration for many Americans.
Did you know that this year will be the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Isn't it amazing that they've been able to keep it going for so long? I had no idea that 3.5 million people line the streets in Manhattan to watch it – wow!
Will you be one of the estimated 50 million people watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV Thursday, November 24? There will be a ton 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. You don't want to miss that!
To celebrate the parade's anniversary, Macy's is launching a Macy’s Time Traveler App and a set of emojis to help you celebrate one of the nations greatest traditions!
The Macy’s Time Traveler app allows you to interact with the parade from the comfort of your own home or in your local Macy’s store.
You can find and capture balloons in your local Macy’s stores through virtual reality and make a customized parade of your own. You can also learn about the history of the Macy’s Day Parade and take a vintage selfie.
If you're going to be in New York on the big day, you'll be able to check out how the parade looked in previous decades when you're in in Herald Square. The app is a fully rendered, 3D virtual reality environment that lets you see what the buildings of Herald Square looked like in the 30s, 60s, or 80s.
If that's not already enough fun for you, Macy’s has added a super fun way for you to communicate with your friends and family using emojis, no matter where they may be. These new emojis let you make your chats even more festive.
Are you excited to indulge in some turkey? There’s an emoji for that. Ready to see your favorite characters as floats? Now you can express it with emojis!
Best of all, these cool apps are totally free to download in both the Google Play and AppStore. Here's where you can grab them: