"Thanksgiving Parade - A must if you are here!" Holidays & Parades Tip by clareabee

Holidays & Parades, New York City: 51 reviews and 60 photos

by clareabee
  • kermit! - New York City
    by clareabee
  • crowds watching the parade - New York City
      crowds watching the parade
    by clareabee

We were fortunate enough whilst we were in New York to be there for thanksgiving.

We couldn't come all this way without seeing it but be warned if you go be prepared for the crowds. I wouldn't wear your best shoes as your feet are bound to be trampled on and have prams pushed over them like mine did!

Some of the balloons were amazing! - and children would love it. Unfortunately because of the crowds (and i am only small!) I couldn't see the floats, you probably have to get there mega early to get the best spots here.

We watched it at Bryant park as it runs down 7th Avenue.

Wouldn't have missed it for the world! The atmosphere was great as everybody was in such a happy mood!

Word of warning - toilets are few and far between and some places are not too keen on you just using their facilities so grab a coffee to keep warm and use the loo at the same time (sorry should say Bathroom - some people may not understand my british terminilogy for a toilet!)

Address: Many to choose from in the City.
Directions: 6th Avenue which turns into The Avenue of The Americas
Phone: ( 212) 639-9675
Website: http://www.nycgo.com/holidays-in-nyc/?pid=hp-hero-drgbl-3

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Dec 7, 2009
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“have money will travel!”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 2 2 7 4
Forum Rank:
0 0 8 4 2

Have you been to New York City?

  Share Your Travels