How a Macy’s Parade Executive Producer Spends His Sundays

These days, Will Coss splits his time between family activities and planning the annual event that rings in the holiday season.

How A Macy’s Parade Executive Producer Spends His Sundays

The New York Times – by Tammy La Gorce

Will Coss oversees the design, construction and execution of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The live annual extravaganza — which, because of the pandemic, was produced last year for television only — involves 300 pounds of glitter, 200 pounds of confetti, 240 gallons of paint and 15 giant helium balloons. This year the parade, which starts along Central Park West in Manhattan and ends in front of the Macy’s flagship at Herald Square, will welcome back the crowds. “I have to say, the excitement of where we are in the season and how it’s coming together is something that I’m actually really appreciating,” he said.

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