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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: 2002


First appearing in 1927, Macy's signature larger-than-life helium character Balloons will proudly take flight in the skies high above New York in the 76th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28th. Many, many New Yorkers brave the cold, the wind, and the thousands of other New Yorkers to attend the parade and the amazing inflation process the night before.

Featured Balloons and Performers from 2001

This year's festivities will be broadcast on the NBC television network from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon in all time zones on Thursday, November 28th, 2002.

Watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade: Thursday, November 28th from 9am-noon

The parade starts at 77th Street and Central Park West, and ends at Macy's, 34th Street and 6th Ave. Viewing is restricted access from 36th to 38th Street on Broadway and on 34th Street from Broadway to 7th Avenue on the north side of the street.Parade Route Map | Photo Gallery

Parade Tips:

See the balloons getting blown up: Wednesday, November 27th from 3-10 pm

Near the American Museum of Natural History at 77th Street and Central Park West. Traditionally an evening event, "Balloon Inflation," the coming to life of Macy's giant helium Balloons, will now be open in the afternoon for more family fun!

For More Information: Call the Macy's Parade Hotline at (212) 494-4495

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Applying to be in the Macy's Parade

High School Bands and College Bands write to the following address for an application: