Giving Thanks With Entertainment: Our Thanksgiving Picks for North America

Giving Thanks With Entertainment: Our Thanksgiving Picks for North America

Traditions, Parades and Fall-Themed Entertainment

Celebrated in North America on the last Thursday in November, Thanksgiving is a national festival that marks the start of the exciting holiday season ahead.

Tradition is at the helm of Thanksgiving, with all the legends Americans are taught about the pilgrims and Native Americans, the turkey, family gatherings, and, of course, tuning into the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the holiday morning, just after dinner preparations have begun.

Though much has changed about the way that Thanksgiving is celebrated since the first feast in 1620, there are a number of long-standing traditions that form an important part of the celebrations. The Macy's parade and all of its inflated glory has remained a pillar since its beginnings nearly a century ago, while the President of the USA ‘pardons’ at least one turkey, which becomes the national Thanksgiving bird that's granted a reprieve from execution.

Pumpkin patches, pecan pie, golden fall colours and of course reflection on all we are thankful for, Thanksgiving is among our favourite celebrations for holiday entertainment! We take a look through our Thanksgiving celebration picks so that you can give thanks to your guests with the most fabulous Thanksgiving parade and festivities.


Thanksgiving Marching Band

Uniquely combining drums, brass, sensational personalities and fantastic crowd interaction, this marching band is a must-have for any Thanksgiving parade. Based in Arizona, our drumline features brandable drums and a wide range of theme and costume options including LED drums!


Giving Thanks With Entertainment: Our Thanksgiving Picks for North America

USA Performance Groups

A show packed with out-of-this-world acrobatic stunts and tricks, twirling jump ropes, and thundering tumbling routines, our Chicago Acrobatic Team are sure to get your crowd fired up!


Brilliant for bringing all the family together, this energetic team is wonderful at any public Thanksgiving event, sporting occasion or event as part of a parade.


Roaming Thanksgiving Parade

Speaking of parades, get inspired by Macy’s New York procession and book all manner of roaming entertainment, balloons, floats and walkabout characters. 


These themed showgirls dazzle in unique costumes perfect for parade dancers, meet and greet characters and photo opportunities. As well as Las Vegas showgirl costumes, our performers can turn out as Miss Chrysler or Lady Empire State. 


Singing the US National Anthem, God Bless America and an armed forces medley honouring all branches of the US military, this talented patriotic vocal harmony group provide beautiful performances that make America proud.


Not forgetting Native American culture, this authentic performance troupe celebrates Native American history with a full production of singers, dancers, costume and music, and have performed at two Winter Olympics opening ceremonies! 


Giving Thanks With Entertainment: Our Thanksgiving Picks for North America

Americana Icons

Having mastered a wide range of characters as well as gained a large collection of costumes in her 15 years of experience as an interactive performer, our living statue has long been a fixture of New York city's street interactive entertainment. Bring well-loved American iconography to your Thanksgiving celebration with her fantastic Statue of Liberty. 


How about a personalised live art performance? This US Speed Painter deftly mixes humour with fast-paced painting skills for an entertaining art show and can paint anything you wish - Thanksgiving-themed masterpiece for your company? Yes! Fall-inspired portrait? Of course! Holiday concept for your product launch? You’ve got it.


Finally, why not tell the story of Thanksgiving with our incredible Pop-Up Greeting Card. A giant pop up greeting card performance that brings the art of storytelling to life, this interactive entertainment at its finest this video mapping act is perfect for children and adults.


Giving Thanks With Entertainment: Our Thanksgiving Picks for North America

Fall-Themed Entertainment

For an elegant touch, why not consider these stunning Gold Tree Stilt Walkers? Available worldwide, these sophisticated stilt characters boast beautiful fall foliage and offer a magical interactive entertainment option for high-end Thanksgiving events.


Equally as beautiful and perfect for WOW-factor Thanksgiving entertainment, our New York artist created Air Sculpture as an attempt to transform ordinary matter into something extraordinary. Creating mesmerising moving art with coloured silks, red and orange fall leaves, confetti or petals, this breathtaking sculpture is easily themed to capture the essence of autumn.


One of the most recognised artists in the fruit and vegetable sculpting industry, our celebrity food artist creates amazing showpieces, teaches classes and performs demonstration all over the world. From apples to pumpkins, he can sculpt intricate Thanksgiving designs.


Giving Thanks With Entertainment: Our Thanksgiving Picks for North America

Booking Thanksgiving Entertainment

Whatever your Thanksgiving event, our US team of Entertainment Specialists are on hand to advise you on the perfect holiday entertainment to kick off the season. 


From fall-themed entertainment that will shower your guests in all the beautiful colours of autumn to spectacular parades and iconic American characters, we have everything you need to make your Thanksgiving celebration a huge success. 


We’re incredibly thankful to have such an incredible roster of talented artists across North America! What are you thankful for? Contact us and let us know.

__By Freya Britton

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