Thursday, November 26, 2009
This is the first year since the inception of this website that I have attended the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In prior years, I have visited the inflation of the balloons the night before - see here and here. These photos were taken this morning.
The weather today was quite balmy - one of the better years. It is a great family outing for visitors and residents alike. This year's parade took a different route. Although many arrive early to stake out a good viewing spot, the parade can be seen quite well from Central Park, where these photos were taken. The street level displays and performers are difficult to see from the park, but the floats are easily visible from the park with no large crowds at all. If you want to enjoy the spirit of the parade and don't require seeing all the performances, than Central Park is where I would recommend viewing from. Happy Thanksgiving!