An Inside Look at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
See what goes on the night before Thanksgiving!
Head to the Upper West Side on Thanksgiving Eve for an inside look at how the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® balloons get their shape. The entrance to the Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation is at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue. You can enter the viewing area at 1 pm, but remember that the balloons won't begin to take shape until 4:30-5 pm. Last admission into the balloon area is 8 pm. After getting a sneak peak, tune in Thanksgiving morning at 9 am to view the parade—this year is the 91st annual one. For more information visit macys.com/parade or call the Macy’s Parade hotline at 212-494-4495.