With thanksgiving fast approaching, here at FeelNYC we have put together a guide of what to expect on the 22nd November.
The Macy´s parade is a monumental occasion in the New York calendar that sees more than 3 million people lining the Manhattan streets over the 6 mile path that the 10,000 participants will take. The parade has been going on for decades; the picture below shows the parade in 1930!
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the festive period and the atmosphere certainly reflects this. Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade NYC is the biggest parade in America; it comes with a lot of expectations. Known for the famous giant floats, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade also features musical performances from Broadway shows, some of today’s most popular musicians, and the Radio City Rockettes, who have been a parade cornerstone for years. With 15 balloons, 12 marching bands, 27 floats, numerous musical performances, and countless celebrity appearances.
The parade starts at 9am, with people congregating as early as 6am to get a good viewpoint. We wouldn’t suggest that early (that’s just horribly early), but do get down early to be in with a chance to see the floats up close.
With all your children´s favorite cartoon characters floating through the streets you´ll have no complaints!