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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Lincoln Patriots Marching Band has been invited to march in the 2024 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, New York! We will march on Thursday, November 28, 2024. Jump to learn more about:

Did You Know? 

It will cost the Band Parents Association $350 per band member to feed our students on the Macy's trip. Please consider donating or asking others to donate online to help feed the band.

Making the Trip

We’re excited to partner with a longtime, trusted tour provider in NYC student travel experiences, Students on Broadway. (The SDSU marching band partnered with the same company for a memorable Macy’s experience.)


  • Students must sign agreement forms and make first payment to band directors by Fri, Jan 5, 2024.

  • Family, friends and alumni can book anytime through the tour operator, but space is limited. 

Parade Stats

The Macy's parade starts the holiday season with pomp and pageantry. Our band is honored to participate in this event for a 4th time! We also marched in the parade in 1992, 2000 and 2008. 

  • 3.5 million people along the parade route

  • 50+ million view on television

  • 10,000 participants

  • Only 6 high school bands in 2024

macy's 2024 trip raffle

Want to experience NYC and watch the band march in the Macy's Parade? You can win a NYC Family, Friends & Alumni package! ​

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, Dionne Harrington of Armour, SD! Dionne's name was drawn on Sunday, November 19. See our Facebook or Instagram for the video.


  • $100 per ticket

  • Maximum of 300 tickets sold

  • Sales open Nov 12 at 8 am until Nov 18 at 11:59 pm

  • 1 winner drawn and announced Nov 19

Prize & Raffle Highlights

  • 1 Family, Friends & Alumni Package for up to 4 people (value up to $2,912)

  • You can win this package from anywhere in the US!

  • Package does not include travel to/from NYC, but you can add on charter air or bus travel from Sioux Falls with the tour company OR book your own from anywhere.

  • You're also eligible if you already booked your package or placed a deposit.

  • See full contest rules.

Questions? Contact us.

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