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In 2016, Balsam Hill debuted a wondrous float, "Deck The Halls," in the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a tradition that will continue to delight fans for years to come. show more »
For the past decade, Balsam Hill has been spreading Christmas cheer to families around the world with their highly-realistic artificial Christmas trees and holiday décor. For more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million viewers nationwide, the Macy’s Parade signifies the beginning of the holiday season and Balsam Hill is proud to be part of such a long-standing tradition.
“Since our inception, it was our intention to be a long-standing holiday tradition that families around the world welcome into their home. After a decade we can now realize that dream and join the float family of one of our world’s most beloved holiday traditions that millions welcome into their home, as they tune in to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” Thomas Harman, CEO of Balsam Brands, said.
“What people are going to see coming down the parade route on Thanksgiving is an exceptional float. It is perfect for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She added, “Balsam Hill, to me, is about family celebration – and this is a family celebration...Balsam Hill tells that story.”
Standing over 30 feet tall, Balsam Hill’s “Deck The Halls” float embodies all that is Christmas – from toys and decorated trees, to entertainment and joy. Modeled after the traditional wooden pyramid, each of the three levels were hand-carved and hand-painted by the Macy’s Parade Studio to encapsulate different aspects of the holiday season enjoyed around the world. “Knowing who Balsam Hill was, for us, we immediately zeroed in on authenticity. We wanted things to have that kind of detail and overall beauty,” said John Piper, Vice-President of Macy’s Parade Studio. He added, “This one was just a real work of joy and love for us.”
At the base of the float, multiple Balsam Hill trees are adorned with stunning decorations in different styles to showcase a host of family traditions. Whimsical, larger-than-life ornaments, toys, and a snowman help capture the magic and joy of Christmas. The centerpiece of the float is a stunning carousel that spins as it is ridden by children dressed in snowy winter wonderland inspired costumes. To complete the scene, each year a special performer will delight audiences as the float makes its way down the Parade route and into millions of homes this Thanksgiving.
Because of Balsam Hill's outstanding realism, our artificial Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands are the top choice for set designers at your favorite shows, including Ellen, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, Hollywood Game Night, Melissa & Joey, and more.
Balsam Hill™ trees, wreaths and garlands have been featured in many popular TV shows such as The Today Show, Ellen, Good Morning America, Celebrity Holiday Homes and more. If you'd like to learn more about our products, view our TV commercial here.
Our beautiful Balsam Hill trees, wreaths and garlands have been highlighted in many favorite magazines such as Good Housekeeping, This Old House, Sunset, Woman's Day, Country Living and more.
Balsam Hill's artificial Christmas trees have been highlighted in articles in leading newspapers, including San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Business Times and the Palm Beach Post.
Balsam Hill™ trees, wreaths and garlands have been featured in many favorite blogs and websites, including Rachael Ray, Real Simple, Bob Vila, Lonny, and This Old House.
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