Macy’s unveils new Thanksgiving parade floats

Posted: Updated:
MOONACHIE -

Some Bergen County elementary school students were able to get a first look at the new floats joining the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year.

Five new floats were unveiled at the event in Moonachie Tuesday. The new floats include "Everyone's Favorite Bake Shop" by Entenmann's, "Harvest in the Valley" by Green Giant, "Universal Playground" by Sour Patch Kids Candy, "Shimmer and Shine" by Nickelodeon and "Fun House" by Sprout.

PHOTOS: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float preview
RELATED: Thanksgiving parade balloons take test flights at MetLife Stadium

Macy’s Parade Studio Vice President John Piper says that the company loves to show off the new floats to children.

“We really love to share the artistry and the production and the science,” Piper says. “[The children] are not just walking around. We have docents at each station to teach them elements about how you create things artistically and structurally.”

Piper says that the children have also given them great ideas about how to improve floats.

It can take anywhere from six to nine months to build a float from the first sketch to the finished project.

  • New Jersey SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • KTUphoria rocks Jones Beach

    KTUphoria rocks Jones Beach

    Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys and others were at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16, for KTU's KTUphoria.

    Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys and others were at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16, for KTU's KTUphoria.

  • Photos: Aftermath of Trenton shooting

    Photos: Aftermath of Trenton shooting

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-06-17 14:02:48 GMT

    Photos of the aftermath of the shooting at the Trenton arts festival on Sunday, June 17.

    Photos of the aftermath of the shooting at the Trenton arts festival on Sunday, June 17.

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Photos

    2018 FIFA World Cup Photos

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."