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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Cruise
Sail with Seastreak to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The first parade was in 1924, and originally known as the Macy's Christmas Parade featuring animals from the Central Park Zoo. In 1927 the parade debuted its signature giant balloons, including Felix the Cat, the first ever character balloon. The only interruption since its start was from 1942 through 1944 due to a rubber and helium shortage; Macy's donated the balloons to the war effort. The parade was first televised locally in 1946 and nationally in 1947.
The Parade Route: Kickoff is at 77th St. and Central Park West at 9 am. The parade turns at Columbus Circle onto Central Park South. The parade veers south onto 6th Avenue. The final turn will be onto 34th St, and end in front of Macy's Herald Square.
Avoid watching from 6th Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets, and Macy's Herald Square, as the national television broadcast limits viewing here.
East 35th St.
East 35th St.
Conner's Highlands Terminal
326 Shore Drive
Highlands, NJ 07732
Breakfast items, coffee, and full cash bar available for sale on board the vessel.
Tickets can be purchased at the Conner's Highlands terminal with cash or credit card. Tickets purchased at the boat at East 35th Street must be purchased with cash only.
NO RESERVATIONS; SERVICE IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.