Who’s watching the #MacysParade live in NYC? Some lucky Macy’s Cardholders got tickets to our exclusive grandstands this year. (!!) Get in on perks like these—find out more about Star Rewards here: https://t.co/BfQKdH72Dm #MacysBelieve pic.twitter.com/lcAPXioNgT— Macy's (@Macys) November 22, 2018
Macy's is going out of this world for Thanksgiving this year, with a truly adorable astronaut balloon making a debut in the 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Called Sunny the Snowpal, the astronaut snowgirl is the star of Macy's holiday window display, where she travels the cosmos to help Santa fix his sleigh in time for Christmas. Earlier this week, I took a peek at Sunny's adventures while walking by the Macy's storefront on the way to Space.com's headquarters. Check it out below. [Thanksgiving in Space! How Astronauts Celebrate]
Watching the @Macys #ThanksgivingDayParade Look out for Sunny the Snowpal, an adorable astronaut snowgirl who helps Santa on a cosmic adventure in the NYC Macy's store windows! @SPACEdotcom pic.twitter.com/YAZt7JTYxM— Tariq J. Malik (@tariqjmalik) November 22, 2018
Any space-age store display will capture my attention, but what's exciting about Sunny's space adventure are the interactive elements Macy's installed. You can fly Sunny through an asteroid field, for example, and several windows sport buttons to active features in the displays.
So if you're watching the parade this Thanksgiving, don't miss Sunny's cosmic debut. And if you're in New York City this holiday season, Sunny's space adventure is a definite must-see for space fans young and old!
Happy Thanksgiving to all from the Space.com team!