See the “Celebration Gator” on parade today!

Tune in this morning at 9:00AM to see Louisiana’s “Celebration Gator” crawl through the streets of New York City in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Picture from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade of the Celebration Gator
Picture of the Celebration Gator by The Louisiana Office of Tourism (Credit: Macy’s, Inc.)

The 60 foot float is the twelfth float in the 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the festive gator is the longest float to ever be in the parade. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be the featured artists performing on the Louisiana float.

The float will showcase Louisiana charm with embellishments of azaleas and magnolia flowers as well as Mardi Gras beads.

  • The Celebration Gator and band
  • Picture from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade of the Celebration Gator
  • Sketch of the Celebration Gator
  • Picture from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade of the Celebration Gator

Every aspect of the “Celebration Gator” will cherish and exhibit Louisiana’s rich European, Caribbean, African, and Native American cultures from its French Quarter architecture, stilt walkers, opulent baby alligator costumes, and its New Orleans native and Grammy winning musician.

In a press release made by the Lieutenant Governor’s office, Lt. Billy Nungesser said, “Participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been an honor for the people of Louisiana. It is an amazing opportunity to share with the world our music and Feed Your Soul with our celebratory spirit. The musical talents of Trombone Shorty will definitely ensure we provide a terrific show.”

Video of the Celebration Gator by the Louisiana Office of Tourism (Credit:Macy’s, Inc.)

This will be the second year that the Louisiana Office of Tourism and the lt. governor have brought the massive gator to the New York City parade.

Last year it garnered an estimated advertising value of $13 million and reached 1.5 billion people.

For even more Louisiana culture the tourism office shared their Chicken and Sausage Gumbo recipe on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade website.

To see the “Celebration Gator” live you can tune into NBC or stream on Peacock Premium, Hulu Plus Live TV, DirecTV Stream, Fubo TV, Youtube TV, or Sling Blue.

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