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November 26, 2008

Tom the Turkey to Lead 82nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in GMC Yukon Hybrid

Parade_turkey At this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,  Tom the Turkey is going GREEN as he floats down Broadway in a GMC Yukon hybrid, demonstrating that SUVs can provide exceptional fuel economy without sacrificing power or towing capability. This is the first year that hybrid vehicles are participating in the parade, and GM is proud to reward Tom the Turkey's frugal decision to ride in a fuel-efficient hybrid by providing a generous collection of vehicles to the event.

GMC, the "Official Truck of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," will provide a broad assortment of GMC vehicles to pull the floats on Thanksgiving morning, November 27.  The 2008 parade will mark more than 25 years that GMC has supported Macy's.

By promising as much as 21 miles per gallon in the city, the GMC Yukon hybrid  rivals the fuel economy of a four-cylinder Toyota Camry and is able to tow up to 6,200 pounds.

The floats that GMC Yukon hybrids will pull include: Tom the Turkey, Harajuku Lovers, Oneida Nation, the Statue of Liberty, and the Care Bears.  All other floats will be pulled by an assortment of GMC vehicles, including GMC Acadias, GMC Yukon Denalis and GMC Sierras. 

The parade begins at 9 a.m (Eastern Time) at 77th street and Central Park West, then proceeds to Columbus Circle and turns onto Broadway. After marching down Broadway, the parade turns west on 34th Street, passes by Macy's Herald Square, and finishes at 7th Avenue. You can also watch the parade on NBC from 9 to noon (Eastern Time).

Further information on the Parade can be obtained by calling the Macy's Parade Hotline at (212) 494-4495 or at

By Brandy Schaffels Editor

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