The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019 guide

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019 is a beloved NYC tradition, and our guide tells you everything you need to know

Before America gets turnt on turkey and settles in to watch some football, all eyes turn to Manhattan during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019. The annual pageant of giant balloons, floats, cheerleaders, clowns, marching bands, theater and Broadway in New York performances and celebs is one of the best NYC events in November. Sure, it’s fun to watch in your PJs, but there’s nothing like watching the procession in person. Use our guide to examine the parade route and get a sneak peek of this year’s balloons and floats (or watch the pre-Thanksgiving balloon inflation). We’ll also tell you about nearby restaurants open on Thanksgiving as well as bars and festive New York attractions to check out for the full NYC experience. For a guided tour of the Thanksgiving Day Parade, click here.

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When is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Thanksgiving Day, of course! But we'll spell it out for you: Thursday, November 28.

Where is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade starts at 77th St and Central Park West and heads down to 34th Street to Macy's Herald Square. Check out the Parade Route!

What time does the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade start?

The parade kicks off promptly at 9am and ends at noon.

Who is performing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The list of musical guests and Broadway theater performers—all sandwiched between giant inflatable cartoon characters—will be announced closer to Thanksgiving 2019. For more information visit Macys.com.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019

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