Holiday Attractions: Macy’s is always a strong presence in holiday celebrations, and this wonderful parade only cements its association. This year’s My Macy’s Holiday Parade takes place on Friday, November 28 (stepping off promptly at 9 a.m. and lasting approximately one hour). The parade features 25 inflatable floats, local middle and high school marching bands, nearly 650 costumed characters, professional sports teams and community drill teams before the guest of honor arrives–Santa. (He officially opens Santaland for the 2014 Christmas season, which is open through December 24 on the sixth floor of Macy’s.) Downtown Seattle is treated to lots of color, motion and merriment as participants make their way from 7th Avenue and Pine Street to the Macy’s store itself. As if that amount of spectacle weren’t enough, at 5 p.m., folks are treated to a star-lighting and a fireworks show.