Macy's parade goes Universal

ORLANDO -- Macy's will bring a version of its famed New York Thanksgiving Day Parade to the Universal Studios theme park here.

Called the Macy's Holiday Parade, it will be presented around dusk each day between Dec. 13 and Jan. 5.

The Universal parade will have 16 elements in tow, including some of the signature character balloons and floats seen in New York.

The parade will kick off on Universal's Hollywood Boulevard and end at the Macy's Herald Square facade in the New York City backlot at the park, where a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony will take place.

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