Get ready to watch an outbreak at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade this year.
That is because a troupe of dancing Pikachu will be joining the iconic Pikachu Balloon!
Once again Pikachu will be taking the skies in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade along side many other icons of pop culture. Some of these icons includes Tom & Jerry, Ronald McDonald, and Snoopy.
This year’s parade will mark Pikachu’s 20th consecutive parade appearance. This has been done with three different Pikachu balloons. The current version of the Pikachu Balloon features Pikachu wearing a scarf and holding a small snow Pikachu. Certainly giving our favorite Electric Mouse Pokemon a festive spirit! Though, Pikachu won’t be alone this year. He will be accompany by a troupe of dancing Pikachu. Together the Pikachu Balloon and this outbreak of dancing Pikachu will help bring in the holiday season.
Besides the amazing yellow clad Pikachu Balloon handlers, this is the second time that Pikachu has been accompany by another Pokemon character. Back in 2010, Reshiram and Zekrom joined Pikachu in the Macy’s Parade as fourteen feet tall statuettes. This was in help celebrate the upcoming release of Pokemon Black & White.
The troupe of dancing Pikachu bares resemblance to the Pikachu Outbreakchu celebration that happens in Japan every year. This year’s celebration was cancelled due to COVID. Though, it looks as if the Pikachu dance troupe will make their first international appearance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade this year.
Pokemon is hinting that there is a special reason why these dancing Pikachu are making a special appearance at the parade. They are encouraging you to tune in to the parade to find out why. The parade will be shown on NBC and Telemundo on November 26th from 9AM–12PM in all time zones.
About Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been running since 1924 in New York City. It is the second-oldest Thanksgiving Parade and is shown every year on NBC. The purpose of the parade is to celebrate the start of the Christmas Season with family, floats and performances. Finally, the parade ends with Santa Claus to help ring in the holiday season.
This year’s parade won’t be the typical march through Manhattan or have any parade spectators. Instead it was filmed over several days in order to keep social distancing and others safe from catching COVID.