New York Annual Events: NYC Hotels Prepare for the Thousands Expected to Attend Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this November.
It’s no wonder Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of NYC’s favorite holiday traditions and one of the most attended New York Annual Events of the year. The area where the balloons are inflated is open to the public for viewing the night before, near NYC Hotels like The Paramount, and you can easily get to the Parade route too.
School marching bands, celebrity guests, and performers bring excitement to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but they take a backseat to the real stars of the show—the gigantic balloons. Every year, more than 2.5 million cheering spectators watch as SpongeBob, Snoopy, Garfield, and other giant helium-filled characters float along the 2.5-mile route at what has become of the most well-attended and anticipated NYC Annual Events of the year.
When you’re Visiting New York for the Holidays, catching a glimpse of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation and the actual parade itself is one of the most fun Things to do in New York. You’re in for a real treat when you can see the magic of this iconic New York Parade first hand.
Visiting New York? Choose New York Accommodations like the Paramount Hotel – An NYC Hotel located close to all NYC Annual Events, New York Activities, and New York Attractions; Madison Square Garden, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and more.
You’ve no doubt watched New York’s famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade famous countless times on television, but there’s nothing like Visiting New York City and watching New York Events like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade first hand.
The floats are bigger than you’d expect, and the musical acts are even better that the TV suggests. The crispness in the air makes Parade attendees glad there’s a ton of other people in the crowd to help keep them warm.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. and runs until noon. Be sure to grab your spot early at any of the spots along the parade route, such as on 77th Street, Central Park West, or Columbus Circle.
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