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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

One of the New York's biggest events is the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a tradition since 1924. On Thanksgiving eve, the inflation of the character balloons is an event itself. Thousands visit with many families and children. I have done this twice, however both my visits were after the actual inflation which occurs earlier in the evening. You can read about this event here in my posting in 2006.
The parade route begins where the balloons rest for the night at 77th-81st Streets and Central Park West. The parade makes its way down Central Park West to Columbus Circle then down Broadway ending at Macy's at 34th Street.
I wish to thank all the reader of this website. I greatly appreciate the positive support you have given me over the years.
Happy Thanksgiving to all with hopes for a brighter 2009.


The Boise Picayune said...

Along with everything else this Brooklynite has to be thankful for this year is to have stumbled on the New York Daily Photo

Wayne said...

A great montage Brian. That sounds like a very long parade route.

The Real Me said...

I wish I knew what celebrating Thanksgiving was like! Always wanted to see Macy's parade... and I'm going to be 3 days late! HAH
I am thankful for you sharing your photos!
Happy Thanksgiving :)

Stephanie said...

And thanks to you for giving me a daily look into NYC...a city I've only visited a few times but have been amazed every trip. Happy Thanksgiving!

kawa said...

Happy thanksgiving for you!
And thanks for your blog and making my love to NY even more intensive than ever! And all the great photos and lots of unforgettable stories!

Anonymous said...

I've never been down here at this time of the year. Must be exciting to see the balloons being prepared.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for providing us the wonderful first-hand information and personal experience of life in NYC!!

Jossta Zhang :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

these photos are great! I actually wanted to go see the balloons this year but wasn't able too, so I really do appreciate you posting this. Thanks!

naomid said...

Oh! I'm dying to see the balloons before the parade, but my family insists on celebrating outside of the city. One year though!

claire said...

What an intriguing and different approach to looking at the Thanksgiving parade. Love the montage.