….. if you plan to go from Newburgh NY
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City is a train ride from Newburgh NY. It is a unique opportunity for a Thanksgiving to remember. Not everyone lives so close to NYC to make this a one day event. While I wouldn’t do this every year, it is certainly a popular alternative. The parade is over by noon, and there is plenty of time to travel home and have dinner with friends and family.
Growing up in New Haven CT I spent every Thanksgiving Day morning helping my mother make many of the traditional treats. One of my favorite things was to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV while I helped peel potatoes or mix up the cranberries. Thanksgiving was always a favorite holiday with all the traditions.
When I first got married my husband and I decided to break tradition one year and took the train to NYC on Thanksgiving to see the parade. Wow! After seeing it so many years on TV it was really amazing to see all the balloons and floats. It happened to be one of the coldest days of the year, but it was fun .. we were young and the cold did not bother me then. Lots of hot chocolate and adult beverages helped!
Now that I am living in Newburgh I have thought about going into the city for the parade. Living in the Hudson Valley is really not far so that a train ride on Metro North would make perfect sense. They run special trains during the holiday so that it coordinates with the parade schedules. It is one of the perks of living here in Newburgh.
Tips that you should know…if you plan to go from Newburgh NY
Take Metro North to get there… no driving necessary…
There is a New Parade route so get there early.
The parade beings on 77th Street and Central Park West at 9am.
Be there by 6:30am to get the best spots
Do not bring lawn chairs…
Dress Warm! You will be standing for three hours in New York City and its November.. it gets cold.. wear lots of clothes! Bring a thermos of hot chocolate! and have snacks with you.
The Best Views for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are between 72nd Street Central Park and 61st Street.
Don’t think you will get to see the parade down by Macy’s… that area is closed off for broadcasting. The shows do take place down there, but you will not be able to get near them. It is also the most crowded part of town.
Most of all.. Have fun.. stay safe… take photos.. and Enjoy
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NYC – Video
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