Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - November 22 9am-12pm
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Giant balloons, clowns and talent
- starting at Central Park West and West 77th Street
- heading down Central Park West to Central Park South
- traveling east along Central Park South to Sixth Avenue
- going south on Sixth Avenue from West 59th Street to West 34th Street
- ending in front of the Macy's flagship store in Herald Square
Expect street closures and traffic.
No large backpacks, lawn chairs, umbrellas, large coolers or alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the viewing area along the route.
Avoid watching on 6th Avenue between West 34th and West 38th Streets & on West 34th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. The national television broadcast limits viewing here.
Grandstand tickets are not for sale to the general public.
No public viewing or press access in the telecast area on 6th Avenue from West 34th to West 38th Streets, and on West 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue. Limited public viewing on the south side of West 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue.
Watch it live or on NBC 9am - 12pm
Here's a list of NYPD street closures related to the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Click here for street closures related to balloon inflation on November 21.
Formation for the parade will begin at 8 a.m. at the following locations:
West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
Central Park West between West 77th and 86th Streets
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. from Central Park West and 77th Street and proceed on the following route:
South on Central Park West to Columbus Circle
South through E/S Columbus Circle to 59th Street
East on 59th Street to 6th Avenue
South on 6th Avenue to 34th Street
West on 34th Street to 7th Avenue (dispersal area)
Additional closures are as follows:
Broadway between West 34th Street and West 40th Street – Midnight to 1 p.m.
6th Avenue between West 23rd Street and West 42nd Street – 2 a.m. to 1 p.m.
7th Avenue from West 34th Street and West 42nd Street – 2 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
34th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 10 p.m. (Wed) to 5 p.m.
59th Street E/B between 7th Avenue and Central Park West – Midnight to 2 p.m.
59th Street W/B between 5th Avenue and Central Park West – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
35th Street between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 2 a.m. to 4 p.m.
36th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
8th Avenue between 34th Street and 40th Street – 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Broadway between 38th Street and 59th Street – 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
33rd Street between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
39th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
40th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
49th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
50th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Central Park 65th Street/66th Street Transverse Roads – 7 a.m. until conclusion
Please note: From 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. vehicles will not be able to access:
6th Avenue between West 33rd and West 59th Street
8th Avenue between West 57th Street and West 59th Street
8th Avenue between West 33rd and West 40th Streets
Broadway between 59th Street and 57th Street
Broadway between West 34th and West 40th Streets (only escorted deliveries)
42nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue
57th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue
Information about scheduled maintenance and construction on MTA Bridges and Tunnels can be found on the MTA website at mta.info/bandt.
All event dates, times and routes are subject to change at any time. Additional events are scheduled under the direction of the Mayor’s Office and the NYPD and may not appear in this advisory. Street closures are implemented and enforced solely by the NYPD. NYC DOT does not approve nor institute street closures for events.