Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a celebration of Americana held in the middle of the most populated, storied and significant city in the country. Immense floats and floating figures slowly make their way through the streets of Manhattan while millions of onlookers line the streets, thrilled at sights and sounds that overwhelm and saturate every sense. Usually a crisp autumn morning, the smell of cider and coffee fills the New York sidewalks as the onlookers watch the procession before going home to their Thanksgiving feasts. Attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an immersion into nostalgia, memories and the meaning of being an American. Of course, the stores, restaurants and overall ambiance of Manhattan at the beginning of the holiday season just add another warm dimension to the annual event.