85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

The 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Paradestarts on Thursday morning – November 24th. This is one of the biggest Parades in New York City and has become a theme for what Thanksgiving is all about throughout the country.  Over 3 million people are lined up along the path of the parade from its beginning to its end.  You want to feel New York ’s energy, then make your way over to the parade Thanksgiving morning.  The Parade is televised to over 50 Million who watch NBC from home. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been a tradition since 1924 and never looked back.  People today could not even imagine this holiday without actually being in NYC or at least tuning into the Macy’s Parade on NBC.  In 1927 is when they started designing the giant balloons, the balloons are the main attraction for the parade; they are a staple of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  They are about 32 feet high and 20 feet wide, its literally like looking at a friendly giant, people are just awe struck.  Another tradition that actually takes place the night before the parade is watching the balloons get blown up to bring them to life right by the Museum of Natural History.  The total parade route is 2.5 miles; it starts from 77th St. and Central Park West and ends up at 34th St. and 6th Avenue .  Remember, it gets very crowded quick, tons of people come out by 6:00 AM just to get the best views.  The amazing thing about New York City which is known for its “bright lights big city “ is that New York can deliver that same energy with millions of participants first thing in the morning.  That’s the magic of New York , if you are here or you are watching, you can get plugged right into the energy the moment you connect here.  The Thanksgiving Day Parade delivers New York City ’s excellence all in a three hour span, how amazing is that.

85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade starts on 77th St. and Central Park West.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade ends on 34th St. and 6th Avenue.

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