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Macy’s Student Trip

Thanksgiving Week 2024

This is a unique experience to march in the 2024 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and experience so much more of NYC! Students signed up for the trip mostly by early January 2024.

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Get more details on the student trip below. You can also learn more about the overall Macy's experience plus the Family, Friends & Alumni package.

Student Experience

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.) 

The Lincoln Band and BPA are paying for a portion of the trip. Student dues (ISAs) pay for another portion. Overall, the costs include an impressive list of activities, accommodation and transport associated with:

  • Round trip coach (bus) transport between Sioux Falls and NYC

  • 4-night hotel stay in Jersey City, NJ

  • Licensed NYC tour guides

  • Museum of Broadway, New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island 

  • Empire State Building OR Top of the Rock Observation Deck

  • Financial District Tour including Wall Street, The Bull, St Paul’s Chapel

  • National 9/11 Memorial pools, glade, survivor tree

  • Central Park Jam Session

  • Tickets to two shows: 1 Broadway show and 1 Radio City Christmas Spectacular  

  • 98th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • LHS Band Family Celebration Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise/DJ aboard private yacht (with band families and friends)

  • Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Bryant Park

  • Use of fieldhouse rehearsal facility 

  • 2-ride PATH train metrocard 

  • Ferries to Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island & Battery Park

  • Coach transport within & around NYC when ferry/train not taken

For more info, download the detailed student itinerary. (Note this is subject to change.) 

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