Historic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 27, 2019

Watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, on TV or in person, is an annual tradition for many families. The 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off from the corner of West 77th Street and Central Park West in New York City at 9 a.m. ET.In 1924, the annual Thanksgiving parade started in Newark, New Jersey by Louis Bamberger at the Bamberger’s store was transferred to New York City by Macy’s. In New York, the employees marched to Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street dressed in vibrant costumes. There were floats, professional bands and live animals borrowed from the Central Park Zoo.

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade through Midtown Manhattan starts on the west side of Central Park near the American Museum of Natural History at the corner of West 77th Street and Central Park West. The parade travels south down Central Park West until Columbus Circle, where it proceeds East on Central Park South until it reaches 6th Avenue. From there, it travels toward 34th Street and Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square. The map below shows the parade route.

 

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