Thanksgiving Day in New York

The Famous Thanksgiving Parade

Date: 11/23/2023
Categories: Events
LOCATION: Central Park West
WHEN: Fourth Thursday of November

Thanksgiving is usually celebrated with families and friends preparing large meals and the famous turkey as centerpiece. It is estimated that in the United States more than 35.000 turkeys are cooked every year on Thanksgiving Day.

All cities hold parades in the morning with bands and floats and usually people celebrate in the streets and then meet for dinner.In New York, a traditional parade organized by the department store Macy’s takes place in the morning.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

In New York, the traditional parade is organized by the department store Macy and takes place in the morning. This tradition began in 1924 and is the second oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States.

This tradition started back in 1924 and it is the second oldest Thanksgiving Parade in the US. Stating from Central Park West (at 79th street), the parades goes down 6th Avenue (or 7th Avenue) to reach Macy’s where a stage awaits famous performers and singer. Hundreds of music bands are part of the parade. Balloons in the form of animals or the most famous cartoons float on the streets of the city, a spectacle not to be missed.

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