This year's parade takes place on Thursday,
November 22 from 9 am-12 pm, once again showcasing
a world-famous cast of characters featured in fabulous
floats and giant signature balloons.
GIANT BALLOON INFLATION
See the balloons being inflated on Wednesday,
November 21 starting at approximately 3 pm (until 10 pm) on both
sides of the American Museum of Natural History, 77th
Street and 81st Street between Central Park West and
Columbus Avenue. Bring your family out to see floating
stars come to life!
PATH OF THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
The parade starts at 77th Street and Central
Park West, turns at Columbus Circle onto Central Park South, veers south onto 6th Avenue and marches from 59th Street to 34th Street, and ends in front of Macy's Herald Square (34th
Street and 7th Avenue).
To ensure a good viewing location, get there early.
People arrive as early as 6:00 am.
Parade Start: 9 am
Parade End: 12 pm
Recommended public viewing locations are Central Park West, Central Park South & 6th Avenue.
Avoid watching from 6th Avenue between 34th & 38th Streets & Macy's Herald Square (the national television broadcast limits viewing here).
• THERE ARE NO TICKETS SOLD.
• Holiday parking rules will be in effect (learn
more about parking and driving restrictions below).
• Wednesday, November 21, is a gridlock
alert day; use public transportation. Learn
about commuting options.
• Leave folding chairs at home and dress in layers.
THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY CLOSINGS INFORMATION
• All Federal, New York State, and New York
City Agency offices are closed.
• All NYC
public schools are closed.
• There is no mail delivery, and post offices are
• Alternate Side Parking
regulations are suspended Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving Day. Because Thanksgiving Day is a major legal holiday, parking meter regulations are also suspended. On major legal holidays, stopping, standing, and parking are permitted, except in areas where stopping, standing, and parking rules are in effect seven days a week (for example, "No Standing Anytime").
• There is no
garbage collection or recycling pickup in New York
City, and there will be no street cleaning.
• Learn about related street closure.
THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
• New York City subways
and buses will be on a holiday (Sunday service) schedule.
Island Ferry will operate on a Holiday schedule.
Service will be provided every 30 minutes from 7
am to 11 pm. Hourly service will then resume.
• The Long
Island Rail Road will be on a Holiday schedule.
• PATH will
be on a Saturday schedule..
• Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Holiday schedule.