Following a practice that dates again to 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is again in New York this 12 months.
This 12 months’s occasion is predicted to characteristic 25 balloons, 31 floats and marching bands, Macy’s stated. Some balloons may look acquainted, like Spongebob, Grogu (aka Child Yoda) and Bluey will all returning. Macy’s stated the Pillsbury Doughboy and Kung Fu Panda ballons, amongst others, can even be within the parade first time this 12 months.
Viewers can even spot some big-name artists performing in the course of the parade, together with Cher, Jon Batiste and Pentatonix.
Plus, no Thanksgiving parade is full with out appearances from 29 completely different clown crews and 11 marching bands, in line with Macy’s parade lineup.
What to know concerning the route: There might be 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of public viewing alongside the route in 2023.
The parade kicks off at West 77th Road and Central Park West, however there isn’t any public viewing there, the corporate stated. The procession will head south alongside Central Park West.
Macy’s says nice views can be found for early risers alongside Central Park West from West seventy fifth to West 61st streets. The parade turns onto Central Park South at Columbus Circle, the place there’s no public viewing. It turns once more onto sixth Avenue, heading south.
There’s one other stretch of optimum viewing alongside sixth Avenue from West 59th to West thirty eighth streets.
Restricted stretches to keep away from run alongside sixth Avenue between West thirty fourth and West thirty eighth streets and on West thirty fourth Road between sixth and seventh avenues. Entry is restricted there by the nationwide tv broadcast.
Lastly, the parade tops in entrance of Macy’s Herald Sq., however there isn’t any public viewing there both.
Try this map for the total route.