Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Both the balloon inflation and the Parade are fun

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ Kids love watching the balloons inflate around the American Museum of Natural History

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 26, 2020
UPPER WEST SIDE TO HERALD SQUARE, NYC ~ Santa Claus is coming to town in a parade filled with giant balloons and friends, from the American Museum of Natural History to Macy’s


Thanksgiving Day Parade Date & Time

Thanksgiving Day
9am to 12pm

Thanksgiving Day Parade Route

77th St & Central Park West
Central Park West
Columbus Circle (no viewing)
Central Park South
Sixth Avenue

Viewing is restricted from 38th St on Sixth Avenue to Parade’s end at Macy’s Herald Square

Thanksgiving Day Parade Broadcast

NBC (4) from 9am to 12noon

Things to do in NYC on Thanksgiving Weekend


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Previous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019

Thu, November 28, 2019
UPPER WEST SIDE TO HERALD SQUARE, NYC ~ The Parade marks the start of the Christmas season, the world’s most popular Latin holiday. The parade is on, but the NYPD decides Thursday morning whether the big balloons can fly in the wind.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

Thu, November 22, 2018
UPPER WEST SIDE to GARMENT DISTRICT ~ Nothing Latin about the Thanksgiving Parade, but children love it and balloon inflation is something to see

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017

Thu, November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Day from the American Museum of Natural History to Macy’s Herald Square