Giant balloons and a big bunch of funHot air makes the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Without the giant balloons that loom large, the event would feel somewhat...deflated. Grab food and drinks on the Upper West Side and watch as the huge balloons are inflated. After learning the history of the parade, it'll be time to catch more drinks before venturing out to watch the parade as it makes its way down 86th.
Aim to stay until between 11:00pm and midnight when 86th Street will be shut down to bring all the parade floats into the city from New Jersey.