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Balsam Hill is an American-based seasonal decor company that makes artificial Christmas trees, Christmas decorations and home decor for consumer and commercial use. The privately held company is located in Northern California and serves customers worldwide. Balsam Hill specializes in artificial Christmas trees modeled after naturally occurring varieties of commonly used Christmas trees.

History in the Macy's Parade

Balsalm Hill made their Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade debut in 2016, celebrating the company's tenth anniversary milestone. Entitled "Deck the Halls", the float is modeled after the traditional wooden pyramid, each of the three levels are hand-carved and hand-painted by the Macy’s Parade Studio to encapsulate different aspects of the holiday season enjoyed around the world. 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 (recycled from The Polar Express float) 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.

The float continues to make appearances in the Parade to this day, and is scheduled to appear in the 2020 Parade.

Guest Stars

Listed below are the performers/celebrities that have performed/appeared on the float, alongside the respective songs which they sang during their appearance on the NBC Parade telecast.

  • 2016 - Sarah McLachlan and The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, performed "Silver Bells"
  • 2017 - Olivia Holt, performed "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
  • 2018 - Martina McBride and The Young People's Chorus of New York City, performed "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
  • 2019 - Idina Menzel and The Young People's Chorus of NYC, performed "Sleigh Ride"
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