La.’s ‘Celebration Gator’ rolls in 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

MOONACHIE, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 16: Macy's unveils the new fleet of floats joining the 95th...
MOONACHIE, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 16: Macy's unveils the new fleet of floats joining the 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® on November 16, 2021 in Moonachie City. Pictured is Celebration Gator presented by Louisiana Office of Tourism. Crawling out of the bayou to join this year’s festivities is the Celebration Gator. Adorned in colorful azaleas, magnolias and Mardi Gras beads, this float is a tribute to Louisiana’s rich culture, from its grand riverboats to the famous French Quarter. Look through the logo to see the animators working in the belly of the beast! (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy's, Inc.)(Eugene Gologursky | Getty Images for Macy's, Inc.)
Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 7:06 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2022 at 11:57 AM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Bayou State once again paraded across a national stage during the 96th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Grammy-award winner and New Orleans’ own, Trombone Shorty, along with Orleans Avenue, celebrated Thanksgiving Day aboard Louisiana’s very own Celebration Gator float on Nov. 24 in New York.

The Office of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser shared " target="_blank">photos and videos of the float on social media, with a caption that read “Who saw the Celebration Gator and @Tromboneshorty in the @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade?”

Artist Trombone Shorty, who was spotted wearing a dazzling gold suit, said he had fun representing his city and state in the parade.

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