On Wednesday, November 27th:
The pre-parade balloon inflation will take place from 1 PM to 8 PM outside of the Museum of Natural History (between West 77th and West 81st Streets).
The entrance to the viewing area is at West 73rd Street and Columbus Avenue.
On Thursday, November 28th:
Formation for the parade will begin at 8 AM on West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
The parade begins at 9 AM at West 77th Street and goes south down Central Park West. At Columbus Circle, the parade turns east onto Central Park South (instead of going along Broadway). When the parade reaches 6th Avenue, it turns south and then goes down to 34th Street. It makes its final turn there and stops in front of Macy's Herald Square. The parade usually ends around noon.
You can learn more about the Thanksgiving Day Balloon Inflation and Parade online at macys.com/parade.
Learn more about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and balloon inflation.
- Agency: NYC and Company
- Division: Macy's Holiday Hotline
- Phone Number: (212) 494-4495