Macy's Thanksgiving Eve Balloon Blow-up

Macy's Thanksgiving Eve Balloon Blow-up
Nov 21, 2018
to 8:00pm FREE
Official Site

Each year, the day before Thanksgiving, the giant balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade come to life to the oohs and ahhhs of children and their parents. It's quite a sight to see as SpongeBob, Angry Bird, Charlie Brown and Aflac Duck and others fill up with helium on the streets of Manhattan. Giant nets are used to hold them down. The latest additions include; Angry Bird's Red, Ice Age's Scrat and his Acorn, Snoopy & Garfield, Hello Kitty, Shrek and Abby Cadabby.

The balloons can be veiwed from 77st and 81st Streets, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.  Viewing time is from 1pm-8pm ET. Do not attempt to drive. Mass transit is your best bet. Wear something warm and be prepared to wait on a long line once you arrive and have your bags inspected.  Take the B or C train to the 81st St/American Museum of Natural History station. 

Find out more about this year's parade click here
To see more images of the balloons being blown up click here

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