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Cherish an NYC Tradition at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

While a visit to NYC is always magical, visitors during the month of November can experience a New York—and national—tradition that’s withstood the test of time. The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, this year on November 22, is the world’s largest parade and the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country. With thousands of spectators and the famous giant floats marching down Central Park heading towards the Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square, the parade is the unofficial (but may as well be official) start to the holiday season. If you’re in the city, get up early to secure your spot along the streets at the specified spectator zones. Seeing the parade live is a one-of-a-kind memory you’ll cherish forever, but you can still feel the magic by watching it on television from the comfort of your hotel room. With all the popular fads these days, it’s easy to forget tradition, but the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a special reminder of what can happen when people come together to celebrate the season.