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Watch the Parade Balloons Inflate
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LocationWest 73rd Street and Columbus Avenue NY United States
Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons being inflated is the next best thing to braving the crowds and cold at the Parade itself. This Thanksgiving Eve prep is fast becoming a tradition on its own. Make sure you read the FAQ’s and more (look here) at the info page and follow their regs (expressly prohibited: umbrellas, backpacks, large bags, alcoholic beverages, drones and e-cigarettes. No personal property can be left or abandoned at the entrance or checkpoints). The balloons will get a ‘test run” around the block but you must pass a checkpoint to enter first.