You know it well! See balloons, floats, balloonicals, clowns, parade officials, novelty balloons, performance groups, and marching bands. Expect crowds, crowds, and then more crowds, but this parade is something every New York kid should do at least once.
Starts at 77th and Central Park West. Heads down CPW to Columbus Circle, before making a left and heading along Central Park South to 6th Avenue. Continues south until 34th Street, where it makes a right and heads to Macy’s at Herald Square.
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