MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
A Thanksgiving tradition for more than 90 years, this parade is one of the most famous holiday events in the world.
Millions line the streets of this 2.5 mile long parade route in Manhattan to watch celebrities, Broadway performers, clowns, marching bands, floats (including Santa himself riding a reindeer-powered sleigh) and the true headliners of the day: the all-star roster of floating balloons—Snoopy, Hello Kitty and friends—flying high above the route.
The parade kicks off at 9 am Eastern and runs until noon. The procession heads south down Central Park West from 77th Street, east along Central Park South to Sixth Avenue and then south along Sixth Avenue to West 34th Street, ending in front of Macy’s in Herald Square.