Bryant Park / 34th Street


Midtown is the Place to Be on Thanksgiving Day

Enjoy Macy's 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade from either of our districts.

One of NYC’s greatest traditions returns next week as Macy’s holds its 91st Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is it, the true kick-off to the holiday season, and this year, viewers can expect some exciting new balloons.

Making their parade debuts are Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Frozen’s Olaf, Jett from Super Wings, and Chase from PAW Patrol. They’ll be joined by many returning characters, including SpongeBob, Charlie Brown, Scrat from Ice Age, and more.

Our neighborhoods are perfectly located for anyone needing a prime vantage point to watch the festivities. The parade route proceeds right down Sixth Avenue, past Bryant Park, and, after turning right on 34th Street, winds up in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

If you watch from Bryant Park, stop by Bank of America Winter Village afterwards, as it will be open regular hours. Le Carrousel will also be open, as well as our fabulous permanent food kiosks and Southwest Porch, where you can enjoy two cozy fire pits.

If you watch the parade on 34th Street, keep in mind that many stores are open on Thanksgiving Day, and Macy’s, the World’s Biggest Store itself, is open 10am–10pm. 

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