A 33-year Pittsburgh tradition, the popular Pittsburgh My Macy's Holiday Parade, formerly known as the Celebrate the Season Parade, offers a parade of fabulous floats, costumed characters and high school bands and other musical entertainment this Saturday, November 30, 2013, in downtown Pittsburgh. Some of the local celebrities slated to appear or perform in the 2013 parade include grand marshal Eric Martsolf, star of the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives;" 1970s recording artist Peter Rivera of Rare Earth; Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders; Carly Patterson, the gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast; and the King family of Freedom Farms in Butler, stars of the television show "Farm Kings." The My Macy's Holiday Parade will also include giant balloon characters, area marching bands, colorful floats and, of course, Santa.
The 2013 parade route begins at 9:00 a.m. on Liberty Avenue in the Strip District, and then follows Liberty Avenue to Grant Street, right onto Fifth Avenue, left onto Liberty Avenue and left onto Stanwix Street. If you can't make it downtown for the parade, it will air live on WPXI-TV from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.