City – The temperature was colder at the start of the parade but that did not
keep spectators away from enjoying the largest Thanksgiving Parade in the
country. The winds were low so that the
balloons could be flown at normal expected height for all to be amazed of the
size as they came down the parade route.
Estimation of over 3.5 million people lined the parade route. This year featured new balloons such as Olaf
from the movie “Frozen” and from “Paw Patrol” Chase, a new version of the
Grinch of Dr. Seuss stories.
floats had celebrities as Jimmy Fallon, Smokey Robinson, The Roots, Wyclef
Jean, Flo Rida. Marching bands from
different parts of the country and Santa Claus closed the
successful parade event. The route is 2
½ miles long and traveled down Central Park West from 77 street to Columbus
Circle, along Central Park South to 6th Avenue to 34 Street and
ending at Macy’s Herald Square on 34th Street. Security was extra tight to keep everyone
safe to enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.