OK I'm going to try to dig up some interesting trivia about the holiday's. I'll try to post something new everyday. Please post any interesting facts about the holidays where you live or have visited. On November 27, 1924, the first Macys Christmas Parade stepped off from Convent Avenue and 145th Street in New York City. Four hundred employees accompanied by scores of animals, from camels to elephants, with bands, balloons, and floats in tow, took to the streets to begin an American holiday tradition that has become a part of our lives and a piece of Americana. PS I've been in the parade three times! Now I just enjoy watching it from home. It was freezing cold every time I did it.