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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Surprising easy to get a great view

From 3pm the day before there are specific roads closed off around the park so you can watch the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Essex, England
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Dream come true

I read lots reviews online. We showed up at the Rockefeller Center around 6 AM and sat close to a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is about as American as apple pie, and has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition for millions since 1924. The parade runs up Central Park West and 6th Ave in New York City, and features an impressive display of...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From 3pm the day before there are specific roads closed off around the park so you can watch the balloons being inflated. Don’t go too early because you won’t see as many. Check online because there’s only 1 entrance point to the display. The parade...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jennyq7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I read lots reviews online. We showed up at the Rockefeller Center around 6 AM and sat close to a McDonald’s so we could get food and use the bathroom. This year was very very cold but it was everything I thought it would be....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Msepps
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although it was exceptionally exciting being in NYC and seeing THE Macy's Day Parade, there were some disappointments. For example, many of the floats are outdated. And, although they had great groups and famous folks on the parades, many of them weren't singing, they just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great start to a long break in New York. Landed on thanksgiving day and caught the parade. A happy wonderful experience

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Juney2406
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best parades! It was one of the coldest days but well worth freezing. The entertainment, floats, and balloons were just fantastic! We'll definitely go back.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This parade is the best I have ever seen, we stood for five hours in minus temperatures, no one complained about the cold everyone was in a happy mood. The marching bands were fab, the balloons, and a treat was seeing Diana Ross. Be there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank akt28
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to the Parade, planning is essential. We checked NYC weather a few days before. We could see it was going to be cold and edited our wardrobe appropriately. Standing/walking along the Parade route can be miserable if your not dressed correctly. Our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelbobk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanksgiving 2018 was our first Macy's Day Parade. We stayed at the Intercontinental Times Square on 44th and 8th. We then just had to walk 2 blocks to the parade route. Our location was on 44th and 6th. We would not have really been able...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amyw2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So honored as a mom to not only attend the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in person, but to also have my daughter participate on the parade. I love NY and all it offers, Macy's provide a magical experience and I am blessed to have witnessed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade last week having been here 2 years ago from the UK. Last time we got a viewing spot on the edge of Bryant Park, this time we managed to get a view from 6th and 37th, 3 people deep. Apart...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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12 December 2018|
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Response from 834sandrad | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at a VRBO a block and a half from the parade route. This was much more reasonably priced than a hotel. To get a view from your hotel room, you will pay upwards of $800 a night, then you also have to book for... More
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12 November 2018|
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Response from Victor H | Reviewed this property |
Since you have kids with you there are hotels on the parade route that will allow you to view the parade from the inside through the glass but you will need to get there early and this is rather expensive.