Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014
One of New York’s best known holiday traditions, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014 will take place on November 27th. The parade begins at 77th Street and Central Park West and makes it’s way down 6th Avenue, before coming to a conclusion at 34th Street, in front of Macy’s Herald Square.
More than 8,000 participants and performers and the real stars of the show, the giant helium ballons will all march down the streets of New York City with an estimated 3.5 million viewers lining the streets to cheer them on.
Celebrities taking Part in New York Thanksgiving Parade 2014
Most Celebrities taking part in the parade will be on floats and will perform when their float arrives at the staging area at end of the parade route at 34th Street, Herald Square.
The viewers of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014 can expect to enjoy appearances and/or performances by Idina Menzel, the Big Apple Circus, legendary rockband KISS, Before You Exit, William Blake, Sabrina Carpenter, Cirque du Soleil, Hilary Duff, Renee Fleming, Becky G., Lucy Hale, Nick Jonas, Sandra Lee, The Madden Brothers, Miss USA 2014- Nia Sanchez, MKTO, the cast and Muppets of “Sesame Street,” NEEDTOBREATH, NHL legends John LeClair and Pat LaFontaine, Pentatonix, Romeo Santos, Cole Swindell, Meghan Trainor, The Vamps, Quvenzhané Wallis and more.
New Ballons Unveiled for Thanksgiving Parade 2014
Macy’s has unveiled six new giant character balloons to be part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014. The new stars include the Pillsbury Doughboy, Pikachu, the Red Power Ranger, Skylander’s Eruptor, Thomas the Tank Engine and Paddington Bear.
The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will step-off at 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will travel down to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and march down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas to 34th Street. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square.
Go to Macy’s Official Website for more details on the Parade Route
Best Places to Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014
The best spots to watch the parade are uptown, just a few blocks down from 77th Street where the parade starts. 60th to 69th Streets offer great views with relatively lesser crowds. It’s a bad idea to go to 34th Street near Herald Square since the view from there is not good unless you were able to score a reserved seat in front of Macy’s.