OREANDA-NEWS. October 04, 2016.   For the past decade, Redwood City-based Balsam Hill has been spreading Christmas cheer to families around the world with its highly-realistic artificial Christmas trees and holiday d?cor. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Balsam Hill is partnering with Macys (NYSE:M) to debut Deck The Halls, a wondrous float bringing the magic of Christmas to life in the 90th Anniversary Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. For more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million viewers nationwide, the Macys Parade signifies the beginning of the holiday season and Balsam Hill is pleased to be part of such a long-standing tradition. As part of the 10-year celebration, Balsam Hill is giving away a trip for four to New York City to attend the Parade and witness the float make its debut.

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 worlds most beloved holiday traditions that millions welcome into their home, as they tune in to watch the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, said

Thomas Harman, CEO of Balsam Brands.

What people are going to see coming down the parade route on Thanksgiving is an exceptional float. It is perfect for the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, said

Amy Kule, executive producer of Macys 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 more than 30 feet tall, Balsam Hills Deck The Halls will embody all that is Christmas from toys and decorated trees to entertainment and joy. Modeled after the traditional wooden pyramid, each of the three levels are hand-carved and hand-painted by the Macys 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 Macys 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 will be 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 will spin as it is ridden by children dressed in snowy winter wonderland-inspired costumes. To complete the scene, a special performer will delight audiences as the float makes its way down the Parade route and into millions of homes this Thanksgiving. To enter to win a trip to New York City to attend the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and for rules and regulations, please visit BalsamHill.com.

The 90th Anniversary Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 from 9 a.m. noon in all time zones.

About the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade:

With more than 50 million viewers across the country and more than 3.5 million spectators that line up along the streets of New York City each year, the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade is a national icon that has grown into a world-famous holiday event. For 90 years, the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season. Growing in size and scale, the Parade proudly marches down a more than 2-mile route in New York City with more than 8,000 participants in tow including Macys employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns and dance groups spreading holiday cheer. The Parade also features Americas best marching bands, fabulous floats and Macys signature giant helium character balloons. For more information on the Macys Parade, please visit http://www.macys.com/parade or call the Parade hotline at (212) 494-4495.

About Balsam Hill:

Founded ten years ago in Redwood City, Calif., Balsam Hill is committed to creating the best Christmas trees on the market. Founder

Thomas Harman was inspired to start Balsam Hill by a family member who was allergic to live trees but wanted to create a festive atmosphere in his home during the holidays. When Thomas' search for a lifelike artificial Christmas tree came up empty-handed, our mission was born to develop the most realistic and luxurious artificial trees. To accomplish this mission, our designers carefully craft trees to mimic nature using site visits and cuttings from live trees as a guide. Balsam Hill holds several patented and trademarked technology that brings the holidays to life including ultra-realistic True Needle branches, unique Color+Clear or Candlelight LED lights, and innovative Flip Tree technology. For more information visit the company's website at http://www.balsamhill.com/.