November is that time of the year when Manhattan Streets opens its arms to welcome the festive season with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With less than three months left now for that, the curiosity amongst every American has reached its peak already. The wait for the big balloons and the large floats is just about to end for them. The marching bands are about to fill those empty streets with music that lasts for at least a year or two. The celebrity performances that for sure remain in the hearts for ages.
And yes, above all, the Santa Claus that signals the start of yet another American festive season. Macy’s main aim for the parade was to provide children with the perfect kind of start to their festive season. With 91 successful editions, it won’t be wrong to say Macy’s have done a stupendous job. Come November 2018, and they’ll yet again be ready to spread their magic for the 92nd time.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2018 Schedule
Get ready for the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on 22nd November 2018 starts at 9:00 AM EST and last for three hours. Find more details about the schedule and venue of the parade below. The 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has more or less been highlighted already by what all can be expected. A horde of new character balloons, legacy balloons, returning floats, and of course those adorable clowns will come out on the streets to fill a big smile in the void that is created in people’s monotonous lives. The past few editions have seen quite a few impactful changes, which ultimately were loved by the audiences. A few more variations of that sort are thus expected again from the Parade.
However, with the details still not out, fans are rather more bothered about the general information about the date, time, and routing of the Parade. Macy’s workforce has already started preparing for one of the most significant feasts in America and has given out a few details of the 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. So for all the curious fans out there, here are all the necessary details about the parade that you need to know.
Date & Time
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has become more of a tradition now, and just like every other tradition, this too has a fixed start time every year. Just like every year, this year too, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin from 09:00 AM EST on Thanksgiving Day, i.e., 22nd November, which happens to be a Thursday this time around. The problem with timings occurs with the official telecast. Both NBC and CBS broadcast with a tape delay to keep the calendars in both Eastern and Western zone in sync. The broadcast starts half an hour later in Westerns zone so that the start time for the parade remains 9:00 AM across the entire country.
Unlike the timing, the routing has kept changing through the years. However, the endpoint has remained the same throughout the ages, the Macy’s Herald Square. This year’s Parade is supposed the same route as last year, and all the attempts from Macy to avoid the route that involves CBS headquarters have now been nullified. The Parade is expected to begin from 77th Street and Central Park West and continue towards the Columbus Circle from where it will take a turn towards Central Park South. It will continue towards the Avenue Of The Americans (6th Avenue), and continue until the 34th Street, where it will make its final turn west to culminate at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square.
Details of the Parade are available at Macy’s official website, www.macys.com/parade. If you wish to visit them in personal for any details, you can head to 151 West 34th Street, New York. You can also reach them via the Parade Hotline at (212) 494-4495. Once again, the official broadcast of the Parade starts at 09:00 AM EST on NBC on Thursday, 22nd November 2018. Do mark your calendars right on and stay tuned for further details.
If you are not planning to watch the event from Macy’s Herald Square, just follow the live stream options to watch Macy’s parade in HD quality.