Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation

Wed Nov 22, 2023
12:00pm to 6:00pm ET
Age: All ages
Price: Free
Balloon Inflation

The Macy's Balloon Inflation returns! Watching the giant balloons expand is a tradition for many NYC families—almost as important as the Thanksgiving Day Parade proper. 

Entry to Balloon Inflation can be accessed at 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue and guests can file through to view the balloons on 77th and 81st Streets. Visitors continue up Central Park West for a glimpse of the floats being assembled on the side streets up to 86th.

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