Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is iconic. Since 1924, the parade is well known as one of New York City’s most popular annual attractions. Each year, more than 3.5 million people line the streets of Manhattan, waiting to catch a glimpse of some of the best floats to ever march down a parade route.
When you charter flights to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you’ll be able to witness a huge collection of:
- Thousands of dancers and cheerleaders
- Hundreds of clowns
- Marching bands
- Giant balloon figures
Practical Parade Tips
To get the best spot, organizers suggest arriving at your preferred destination along the route by 6:30 am.
You’ll want to dress warm for the parade as well. Because the parade runs from 9 am until noon, even if the sun is out, the temperatures will likely be chilly. Wear layers and bring a thermos of hot coffee to keep you warm.
If you want to see the giant balloon inflatables before the parade, grab a sneak peak the night before (between 3pm and 10 pm) on 77th and 81st streets between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
Scope out a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner in advance. Many restaurants in the area stay open for the holiday and offer some fabulous Thanksgiving-inspired menu items. Be sure to pick your favorite and make a reservation in advance so you don’t miss out.
2023 Parade Route
On Thursday, November 23, 2023, the parade will kick off at Central Park West at 9 am. From there, parade participants head towards 59th Street before turning east towards 6th Avenue. The parade marches south on 6th all the way to 34th Street and Herald Square around noon.
Charter flights to Macy’s Thanksgiving parade are able to fly into several different airports. The most popular options, include:
- Teterboro Airport (TEB)
- Westchester County Airport (HPN)
- Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Accommodations: These hotels offer glimpses of the parade, if you feel like staying in your room to watch it: Mandarin Oriental, New York Hilton Midtown, Warwick, JW Marriott Essex House, Ritz-Carlton, The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club, Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Are you looking to experience the festive spirit of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Stratos Jets can arrange private jets to the parade on your behalf. Call our professional customer service agents at (888) 593-9066 or request a quote online to learn more.