The parade of parades has commenced in New York City who just had its Halloween parade. The next parade will be the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday November 28, 2013. Every year, it gets very crowded as millions of people come and see their favorite balloons, floats, and bands. But it is definitely worth a real life visit at least once in life.
The parade will begin at 77th Street and Central Park West at 9 in the morning. However, people begin camping out at 6 between 59th and 75th streets in order to get a good spot to view the parade. Then the parade goes south onto 6th Avenue, where spectators can get a good view between 59th through 38th streets. Do not go further south than 38th Street. This area is limited by the National Television broadcast. The parade’s final stop will be at Macy’s Herald Square on 34th Street. So pack a breakfast picnic or visit one of the Central Park street vendors for a quick breakfast to go in order to wake up early to get a good spot.
The lineup will include such balloons as old favorites like Spiderman and Ronald McDonald and newer balloons like Hello Kitty and Pikachu. Floats will include the Smurfs, a Big Apple float with iconic New York symbols, Santa’s sleigh, and Tom Turkey. In 2012, All That clogging group was on America’s Got Talent, but this year, they will be one of the performance groups at the Thanksgiving Day parade. Also appearing will be the Robertson family from A&E’s hit series “Duck Dynasty.” Thankfully there is no Miley Cyrus as of yet!
The 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is an iconic event in what officially, whether Black Friday gets promoted earlier or not, begins the American holiday season. So begin it even earlier by either waking up early to get a good spot for viewing or see the balloons being inflated the night before.