Growing up, the most exciting part of Thanksgiving for me was not the food,
but the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The pure joy and excitement of sitting through all the balloons and waiting for
"The Real" Santa Claus was thrilling. The mall Santa's were the elves, of course,
(even though they always seemed a tad creepy)!
Seeing it in N.Y.C. with my kid, was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.