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.
The line-up for this 92nd edition features 16 giant character balloons; 43 novelty balloons, heritage balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,200 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; and 12 marching bands. Whew! Keep an eye peeled for floats carrying John Legend, Rita Ora, the cast and Muppets from Sesame Street and, as always, Santa.
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.
Get more tips on seeing the parade with kids in our full insider's guide, or see the balloons inflate for FREE the afternoon before. We tell you where, when, and how!