Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Info

Over the past few decades, Macy's Balloon Inflation has become a pretty huge event in and of itself. 

Tens of thousands of people crowd the streets surrounding the American Museum of Natural History to watch as The Grinch, Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ronald McDonald, Charlie Brown, and others come to life. 

Joining the giant character balloon line-up this year are Saiyan warrior Goku from Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and the elf stars of Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicle – Fleck, Bjorn, Jojo and Hug.

For 2018, Inflation begins at 1pm and ends at 8pm on Wednesday, November 21, at 77th Street and 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Enter at 73rd and Columbus; exit at 81st and Central Park West. 

Get the inside scoop on everything you need to know before going.

Balloon Inflation
74th St and Columbus Ave exit 81 St and Central Park West
New York , NY 40° 46' 43.4208" N, 73° 58' 40.1556" W
New York