Penguins To Usher In Santa at Macy’s Parade

The Penguin Post has learned that there will be a special treat this morning on the tube, or if you’re in NYC and watching the parade you can witness this truly spectacular sight in person.   This year, five dozen penguins in the form of The Young Americans, a nonprofit music education group based in Hollywood, California.  They will be performing as dressed as penguins in the 84th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  To top it all off, their performance will punctuate the grand finale of the long parade of giant balloons, festive floats, marching bands, celebrities, acrobats and clowns.   The parade airs 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Nov. 25, on NBC.  “I’m pretty sure this will be one of the things people will talk about — the showstoppers.   How many times do you see 60 penguins dancing down the street?” said Brooke Robinson, publicist for The Young Americans, in a phone interview.   The Young Americans have only performed in the parade one other time, and that was 40 years ago.  This year, Robinson pitched the dancing penguin idea to Macy’s and the store not only thought it a grand idea, but decided to place the young performers in one of the most honorable positions in the parade.  Ushering in Santa’s sled at the very end!   After singing and dancing the entire route, they’re scheduled to reach Macy’s at 11:29 a.m., and have been given a minute and half to complete their “Winter Wonderland” performance on national television.   So be sure to watch the spectacle of 60 singing and dancing penguins ushering in Santa Claus and the official start of the holiday season this Thursday!  If you miss it or Santa may cross you off his list.  Happy Thanksgiving.

The Young Americans as Penguins

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