Pokémon Takes Flight Once Again at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

As autumn leaves paint the streets of New York with vibrant colors, the city prepares to witness the magic of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade once more. And for Pokémon enthusiasts, there’s even more reason to celebrate this holiday season.

For the 23rd year in a row, Pikachu and Eevee are set to take to the skies, riding a dazzling Poké Ball-inspired sled. These iconic Pokémon characters promise to sprinkle their own magic, dancing in the wind as they navigate their way through the city’s skyscrapers, culminating in a grand appearance at Macy’s Herald Square.

Taito Okiura, the Vice President of Marketing at The Pokémon Company International, expressed his excitement about the annual tradition, noting,

“Two decades of Pokémon’s participation in the Macy’s Parade signifies not just a tradition, but a testament to the timeless appeal of these beloved characters. As they float under the Manhattan autumn sky, they embody the spirit of the holidays and the joyous anticipation of celebrations to come.”

Taito Okiura

For those eager to catch a glimpse of the Pokémon magic, the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will broadcast nationwide on NBC and will also be available for streaming on Peacock come November 23rd. Join the excitement online by following @macys on social platforms and using the hashtag #MacysParade.

About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

A cherished holiday tradition, the Macy’s Parade has signaled the beginning of the festive season for nearly a century. From awe-inspiring balloons of cherished characters and magnificent floats to spirited marching bands and Santa’s grand entrance, the parade is a spectacle of joy, hope, and holiday cheer. Dive into the parade’s history and more at www.macys.com/parade.

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