NYC Events | Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Our NY Hotel welcomes guests who come for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – an iconic NYC Event.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most iconic NYC Events. Celebrate the season by attending this exciting staple of the holidays in New York City.
About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:
No one under the age of 90 remembers a time when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade did not exist. While it took a few years for this NYC Event to earn the fame it now enjoys, most Americans have seen the parade – either live or on TV. In some households, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is as much a part of the holiday as gathering around the table with family.
While watching this NYC Event on TV is how most people enjoy it, there is nothing like hitting the streets of New York to watch the Parade live. More than 3 million people stake out a spot along the Parade route. The Parade begins at 9, but people start gathering much earlier in order to claim the best viewing spots at the front of the crowd.
As another 44 million people prepare to watch the Parade on TV, those watching it live brave the cold and the crowds to be part of the 2nd oldest Thanksgiving Parade in the country. The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in 1924. Since then, the parade has grown in size and stature. In addition to the marching bands, elaborate floats, and massive balloons, Broadway performers and celebrities also take part in the Parade.
The day before the Parade, you can head to Central Park to watch as the giant balloons are inflated. In the last few years, this has become an Event in and of itself, and thousands of locals and guests at NY Hotels show up to watch the balloons come to life.
Our NY Hotel welcomes visitors who come for this and other top NYC Events. Our ideal location is one of the features of DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan that make our NY Accommodations such a popular choice. When you stay at our Hotel, you’ll be near top NYC Events, Dining, Shopping, and Attractions. If you’re planning a holiday stay in New York City then view our beautiful Guest Rooms and call 800.675.6706.
If you’ll be in town for Thanksgiving then consider attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Attending this iconic NYC Event is sure to be an unforgettable experience!
The Parade begins at 77th Street & Central Park West, and marches south on Central Park West. At Columbus Circle, the Parade will turn east onto Central Park South instead of heading down Broadway. When the Parade reaches 7th Avenue, it turns south at the corner of Central Park South and marches to 42nd Street. After traveling east along 42nd Street from 7th to 6th Avenues, the parade turns south at 6th (Avenue of the Americas) to 34th Street. Then it heads west to Macy's Herald Square and ends at 34th Street and Seventh Avenue.