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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2011 Tips

November 24, 2011 is one of the most exciting days of the year thanks to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Paradein NYC. I wonder if puppeteer Tony Sarg could ever imagine that his helium balloons would make this day so famous all over the US and world? There’s even a book out about his story, written by Melissa Sweet called Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade (affiliate link).

This will be the 85th year of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and we have all the details to help you make the most out of your experience.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010

Viewing the Parade

From the Street – There are over two miles of public viewing along the parade route. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route is the same as last year, but will change in 2012. We have a few tips for best viewing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. There are no tickets available as this is a public event. If you need to find a restroom during the parade, be sure you’ve downloaded the Charmin bathroom finder app or visit online at SitorSquat.com.

From a Hotel – We’ve put together a list of hotels on Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade route. Many of these hotels offer viewing packages.

From Home – Tune in to NBC on Thursday November 24, 2011 from 9AM to 12 AM EST.

Things to Do in NYC

Hot Cocoa – It’s cold during Thanksgiving in NYC and we have an easy reference list of a few places to find hot chocolate in NYC.

Place to Visit – It can get expensive, especially during the holiday in NYC. Here’s our classic list of free things to do in NYC.

All Year Long – For future travel planning be sure to bookmark our guide to NYC.

No matter where you choose to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, get ready for this official start to the Holiday season. Be sure to check out the official Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade site with updates and other information about the parade.

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  1. Having grown up in the New York area I was thrilled as a mom to take my kids to watch the parade in person when they were little. We got to the route early enough to get the kids front row seats on the curb. They enjoyed it and I was glad it was not a cold day!

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