LOCATION: Central Park West WHEN: Fourth Thursday of November ACTIVITY: Parade
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.
Immediately after Thanksgiving there is the other so-loved and followed-up ceremony in the world: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. These two anniversaries start the Christmas Festivities. Christmas in New York.
How to celebrate Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Cruise with Dinner and Music
What is included:
Buffet Dinner inspired by the Thanksgiving Tradition
Thanksgiving Day is the most loved Holiday by Americans and the most celebrated in New York City. After the beautiful Macy's Parade along Central Park West, which we highly recommend, plan to spend the evening in the best way embarking on the Thanksgiving Cruise! Navigating the Bay in the evening with the illuminated Skyline as your back-drop, you will crown this day in the best way possible with an elegant dinner, music and dancing .... Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!