Kids love to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon being inflated on the streets around the American Museum of Natural History on the day before the parade.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade Balloon Inflation 2020
The balloons are inflated around the American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side, NYC on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 (from 1pm to 8pm time to be confirmed). FREE
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation 2019
The balloons are inflated around the American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side, NYC on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 1pm to 8pm. FREE
This year’s balloons are:
- Astronaut Snoopy
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- The Elf on the Shelf
- Illumination Presents Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
- Green Eggs and Ham
- Jett by Super Wings
- Paw Patrol
- Pillsbury Doughboy
- Power Rangers Mighty Morphin Red Ranger
- Ronald McDonald
- SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary
- Dreamworks Trolls
- Love Flies Up to the Sky by Yayoi Kusama
- The Nutcracker
- Smokey Bear
Visiting the Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation
The Lineup is on Columbus Avenue at 73rd St. The line usually closes an hour before closing time, so arrive early!
Balloons start to take shape around 1-3pm. It’s less crowded early, but there are more inflated balloons later.
The line snakes around all of the balloons and exists at 81st St and Central Park West.
Take public transportation because the area is crowded. Let’s support the NYPD in keeping everyone safe.