Macy’s Giant Balloon Inflation

Balloon Inflation pictures courtesy of Photoframd

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a huge celebration that kicks off the holiday season here in NYC, but it draws huge crowds and requires a tremendous commitment in terms of time and effort.  For a slightly less challenging option, you can catch some behind-the-scenes action at the Macy’s Giant Balloon Inflation the night before at special areas surrounding the Museum of Natural History.

For more information including a Balloon Inflation Map and some helpful tips, go here.

79th Street and Columbus Avenue

Wednesday, November 25th
3pm – 10pm

Pair it with:

Dinner at Jacob’s Pickles




Jacob’s Pickles is just a hop, skip and a jump away and it offers mouth-watering comfort food.  The kind of comfort food that sounds especially perfect when 1) it’s cold 2) you’ve burned some calories walking around looking at giant balloons and can therefore justify eating something deep fried and/or smothered in gravy 3) it’s Thanksgiving!

509 Amsterdam
(between 84th and 85th Streets)

Mon-Thur 10am-2am
Fri 10am-4am
Sat 9am-4am
Sun 9am-2am

For more information including menus and contact information, visit their website.

– L.

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