95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thu Nov 25, 2021
9:00am ET
All
Free

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is set to once again march down the streets of New York City for its 95th annual holiday celebration.

The 95th annual Macy’s Parade includes 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands and 9 performance groups, a host of musical stars, and the one-and-only Santa Claus.

New giant balloons joining the line-up this year include Ada Twist, Scientist by Netflix; a Funko Pop! inspired Grogu™ (a.k.a. Baby Yoda in pop culture) from the Star Wars™ series “The Mandalorian™,” Ronald McDonald® by McDonald’s® and Pikachu™ & Eevee™ by The Pokémon International Company.

The parade kicks off from its traditional starting line at 77th Street and Central Park West., then marches down its signature 2.5-mile route taking it from Central Park West to Columbus Circle, turning onto Central Park South and then marching down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the Parade makes its final turn west and ends at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

Public viewing is available along designated portions of the route and managed by the NYPD. Spectators should avoid bringing large bags, umbrellas, backpacks and strollers. The public entering viewing streets may be subject to security search.

 

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