The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, which will be streamed live online, marks the 90th anniversary of the procession and like every year this year also it will be celebrated with much fanfare on Thursday in the United States.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade that features marching bands, giant balloons, cheerleaders, clowns, and celebrities is one of the best events celebrated in New York city every year on the fourth Thursday of November.
So check out the details of the event below:
Timing: The 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9 am EST on November 24.
Weather update: The weather on the Thanksgiving Day will be partly cloudy and spectators will have to carry an umbrella. According to Accuweather, a weak storm might pass by New York city on Thursday that will bring a little rain. Temperatures will hover in the 40s.
Where to watch the parade: The parade will start at the 77th Street at 9 am. Time Out magazine has recommended three best spots to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade live. The parade will be best viewed from the Central Park West, Columbus Circle and Sixth Avenue.
- Central Park West: Viewing will begin at the 75th Street and will be open to the public on the west side. The parade will run along the stretch from 9 am to 10.30 pm.
- Columbus Circle: The second and the third floors of the mall at Columbus Circle will open at 9 am, so spectators can have an elated view of the parade.
- Sixth Avenue: The procession will reach Sixth Avenue at around 9.30 am, so to get the hot spot for viewing the parade arrive early.
Live streaming information: This year the Thanksgiving parade will be live streamed on YouTube in the 360-degree video. Macy has partnered with NBCUniversal and Verizon to provide the live-stream of 360-degree video of the parade.
Viewers can also check the NBC website for more live streaming information. CBS will also provide the live stream of the event starting at 9 am. One can also follow the official Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade website for live streaming information.
Parade formation and Route: The New York Department of Transport has provided the following details of the formation, route and dispersal.
- Columbus Avenue between 81st Street and 77th Street
- Central Park West between 81st Street and 86th Street
- 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
- 79th Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue
- 76th Street and 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
- 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
- 68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
- 62nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
- Central Park West between 81st Street and East Side of Columbus Circle/59th Street
- Broadway between 59th Street and 58th Street
- 59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
- 6th Avenue between 59th Street and 34th Street
- 34th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
- 33rd Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
- 34th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
- 34th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 35th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
- 36th Street to 39th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
- 40th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
- 7th Avenue between 33rd Street and 40th Street