Everyone has a Thanksgiving morning tradition. Whether it is cleaning, cooking, or sleeping, there is something that makes us all excited for the holiday. I, as most New Yorkers, get up early every Thanksgiving Day morning to get ready for the Thanksgiving Day parade. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is a tradition started in 1924 that celebrates the holiday with floats, balloons, marching bands, clowns, and live performances. This year’s musical acts range from Train, Trey Songz, and Shawn Mendes to many more! It is the perfect family event to get your day started.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will start at 9 AM at 77th Street & Central Park West and end at 34th Street and 7th Avenue around 12 PM. As you can imagine this event will be hectic so we recommend planning ahead as much as possible.
Now that you’re going, you’re probably wondering where to watch. Here are the best 3 places to watch the parade from:
- The Shops at Columbus Circle mall in the Time Warner Center has the best viewing space from its 2nd and 3rd floors. The mall itself opens at 9 am so get there early and grab a cup of coffee as you enjoy the parade.
- The parade will be on Sixth Avenue for about 21 blocks. It gives you ample time to find the perfect space for you and your friends.
- If for some reason you can’t make it to the parade, then I suggest watching it from home. It will be broadcasted on NBC. Trust me, you don’t want to miss the animated balloons!