The Manhattan tradition of viewing the inflating of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day balloons along Central Park West begins tomorrow at 3PM. Via Gothamist:
It’s that time again—time for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And one of the fun traditions to watching the balloons being blown up the night before. This year’s Thanksgiving parade balloon inflation begins tomorrow at 3 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m., with the entrance at West 77th Street and Columbus Avenue. It does get very crowded, so be patient! The parade’s 43 balloons of various sizes will be blown up on the blocks outside the American Museum of Natural History—this year’s new giant balloons are the Pillsbury Doughboy, Ronald McDonald, Sailor Mickey, and Spider-Man, joining favorites like Pikachu, Kermit and “Supercute” Hello Kitty.
My pal Eddie and I tried to see this a few years ago, but couldn’t get within blocks of the beginning of the line. So we did the sensible thing and went to a bar.
(Image via Gothamist)