The first ever Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on Nov. 27, 1924 and originally called the Macy’s Christmas Parade. Started by immigrant employees, the event once featured floats, bands and zoo animals. In fact, this November will mark the Parade’s 90th Anniversary! Another fun fact? Now a beloved tradition, it attracts more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million television viewers nationwide.
The Macy’s Flower Show began in San Francisco as a fragrance promotion in 1946. Ah, the beauty of spring! Today, this botanical extravaganza has grown significantly (see what we did there?), to feature the work of well-known floral designers from across the country, and is now also celebrated in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., for two weeks every year!