* subject to change
Saturday, November 23
Arrival in New York City. All performers and spectators must attend an orientation meeting between 10am-5pm. Meetings are held every half hour starting at 10:00am. Hotel registration begins at 3:00pm, but please note, hotel rooms are not guaranteed until 3:00pm. At 6:00pm meet your assigned Staff Chaperone followed by rehearsal.
Sunday, November 24
Performers start the morning off with a coupon breakfast prior to rehearsal. Enjoy lunch in Times Square followed by a fabulous Broadway Show. Dinner in Times Square then return to the hotel for evening rehearsal. Performers will be with their Staff Chaperone all day.
Monday, November 25
Begin the day with breakfast followed by Statue of Liberty Harbor Cruise. Experience the New York City Subway for the first time, visit the 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory, and shopping at Times Square or you may be checked-out to a parent, director or family friend. Dinner followed by performance rehearsal for Macy’s and NBC. Tonight you’ll feel like a “movie star” on a movie set! Return to the hotel for rehearsal.
Tuesday, November 26
Today you may be checked-out to a parent, director, family member for the entire day. Otherwise you will travel with your Staff Chaperone for today’s activities. Attend Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, 5th Avenue Shopping, Grand Central Station or ice skate at Rockefeller Center. This night is a great night to take in an extra Broadway Show. If no family or friends will be in New York, performers will be with their Staff Chaperone.
Wednesday, November 27
Today you may be checked-out to a parent, director, family member for the entire day. Begin the day with breakfast then entertain your parents with your premier performance in the Grand Ballroom. Experience the NYC subway to Macy’s for an afternoon of shopping and visit the Empire State Building, then return to Times Square for dinner. This is another great night to take in an extra Broadway Show if you are checked-out. If no family or friends will be in New York, performers will be with their Staff Chaperone.
Thursday, November 28
Happy Thanksgiving! An early morning wake-up call for a quick rehearsal before your subway ride to the line-of-march. The 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® begins at 9:00am EST and ends at 12:00 noon…and you’re one of the featured “stars”! After lunch rest in your room then enjoy dinner prior to the “Spread the Spirit Celebration!” in the Grand Ballroom. This afternoon and/or evening, you may be checked-out to a parent, director, family member or friend allowing you to enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal together. If no family or friends will be in New York, performers will be with their Staff Chaperone.
Friday, November 29
Today breakfast is on your own. Hotel check out is no later than 11:00am. Return home.