According to the Louisana state officials, they will be bringing something special to this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in an effort to lure in more tourists.
They will be adding a massive, 60-foot alligator float to the parade that rolls down the streets of New York City. The Louisiana Office of Tourism said they will be handling the project, along with Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and Macy’s.
Visit Louisiana, “where every day is a celebration of life, and we treat you like family,” Gov. Nungesser told Nola.
They are calling it the “Celebration Gator” because it shows off all the facets of Louisiana’s culture and heritage. A photo shared by KSLA’s Adria Goins shows that the float will be a massive 60-foot alligator decorated from head to toe with New Orleans themes.
On top of the giant alligator is a colorful New Orleans French Quarter architecture-styled building with shutters and balconies and many places for people to stand. There are Spanish moss trees with Mardi Gras beads in them, and confetti cannons that will be blasting into the crowd as it passes by.
So far, Louisiana officials haven’t said who will ride on the float but they say it will be announced soon. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be the 95th one and will happen on Thursday, November 25, from 9am to 12pm.
Take a look at the “Bacchagator” below to get an idea of how it might look.