Event in NYC, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Our Hotel in NYC Welcomes Guests Who Come to See the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an iconic NYC Event that draws millions of spectators. Our Hotel in NYC welcomes guests who come to enjoy Thanksgiving in the City.

October 21, 2015

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most popular NYC Events of the year, and it’s not too late to plan your stay at our Hotel in NYC and to enjoy this iconic parade live!

While the most iconic, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is not the nation’s oldest. Philadelphia is home to the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade, but this NYC Event is certainly the most well-known. It all started in 1924 when the very first parade included employees from Macy’s dressed in colorful costumes, floats, and even animals on loan from the Central Park Zoo. An impressive crowd of 250,000 people lined the streets to watch the festivities.

Today, the crowd lining the streets tops 3 million and another 50 million watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live on television. In many families, watching the parade on TV is as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and cranberry sauce. While watching on TV lets you see the floats, balloons, and marching bands, there is nothing like being there to see this NYC Event live.

Many NYC Hotels book up a full year in advance. Since our Hotel in NYC is not directly on the parade route, we still have Guest Rooms and Guest Suites available for those who want to plan a last-minute Thanksgiving trip to the City. Our Guest Rooms are filling up fast for Thanksgiving, however, so now is the time to view our current Special Offers and book your NY Accommodations at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan.

Our guests can just hop on a train and quickly arrive to the parade route to enjoy all the fun and excitement of this NYC Event. When the parade is over, head back to your well-appointed Guest Room and order room service, or dine at one of the many nearby NYC Restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving.

Start the fun early by watching as the giant balloons used in this NYC Event are inflated. This happens the night before the parade, and it’s a chance to see the balloons up close as they come to life. Watching the balloon inflation is an Activity in NY that is growing in popularity each year, and thousands turn out to watch.

DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan is ideally located in Midtown Manhattan. Even though our Hotel in NYC is not directly on the parade route, we are located close to NY Dining, Shopping, and Attractions, and our NY Hotel is a perfect choice for your holiday getaway to the City.

It’s not too late to plan your Thanksgiving getaway to DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan. Reserve your Guest Room online or call 800.675.6706. 

Visiting NYC? Choose DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - An NYC Hotel, located in the heart of Manhattan and close to many NYC Activities, New York City Things to do and more. Check Rates, Make Reservations or call: 800.675.6706.

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