Published On: Tue, Nov 20th, 2012

Check Out Macy’s Thanksgiving Day 2012 Parade Route

It’s that time of the year again for us to give thanks as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. In line with the celebration, Macy’s will surely be bringing out the kids from us with its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This year, Macy’s will be celebrating its 86th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 22, 2012. The parade route begins at 77th Street and Central Park West in New York at 9am Eastern Time. It will head down along CPW to Columbus Circle.

From there, the parade turns left, heading along Central Park South to 6th Avenue. It will then march from 59th Street to 34th Street before it makes its final turn onto 34th Street and stops in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 Route Map
Image Credit: Macys.com

Great viewing locations will be at Columbus Circle and between Central Park South and 6th Avenue. Meanwhile, Macy’s, in its website, advises viewers to avoid watching from 6th Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets and Macy’s Herald Square as the national television broadcast limits viewing here.

Macy’s also reminds parade viewers that grandstand tickets are not for sale to the general public. Viewers may call the Parade Hotline at 212-494-4495 or visit Macy’s website for more information about its 86th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The parade line up will feature 16 giant character balloons; 40 novelty and ornament balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 28 floats; 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers; 900 clowns; 11 marching bands; a host of celebrity performers, and the one-and-only Santa Claus.

Hosted by “Today Show” host Matt Lauer and first time host Meredith Vieira , the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air live on November 22 starting at 9:00 a.m. ET on NBC.

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