The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marches from the North Pole to Macy’s Herald Square on Thu, Nov 25, 2021 from 9am to 12noon. FREE. macys.com
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021
We’re back with 15 giant balloons, 30+ heritage balloons, 28 floats, 10 marching bands and the star of the show, Santa Claus.
- Central Park West at 77th St ~ Parade Starts
- Columbus Circle ~ Parade turns onto Central Park South (no viewing at Columbus Circle)
- Sixth Avenue ~ Parade turns south
- 34th St ~ Parade turns west
- Macy’s Herald Square ~ Parade ends
Ada Twist Scientist is a Smart Girl
One of the problems of the Parade has been a lack of representation for balloons of color. That’s really strange for a business that targets people of color as core customers.
Netflix saves the day this year. There are four new character balloons. The Netflix entry is Ada Twist Scientist. She’s a dark-skinned girl who happens to be a young genius scientist.
President Barack and Michelle Obama produced a television series based on the popular children’s picture book by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts. Beaty has written a number of excellent books in which children can see their own future.
This hits all the right notes. Thank you Netflix.
Here Comes Santa Claus at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021
In the Latin world, the Three Kings bring gifts for children, but Santa Claus is close enough.
Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!