If you like watching the giant balloons meandering under the Manhattan skyline during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade then you would surely love to see how those giant balloons are inflated… all the preparations that go into making the America’s biggest parade.
Yes, i am talking about Macy’s Thanksgiving Balloon Inflation.
Gone are the days when, in 80’s and 90’s that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Balloon Inflation event was a low key affair. In last few years, the Balloon Inflation event which takes place a night before Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is a huge official event that attracts thousands of people who gather around the American Museum of Natural History to watch the event.
Here is your guide to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation 2016.
When is Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation 2016 ?:
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation takes place the afternoon/evening before Thanksgiving Day. For 2016, the balloon inflation will take place on Wednesday, November 23 from 3 to 10 p.m.
Where is the Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation 2016 ?:
The public entrance to the Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation is located at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue.
Below you can see the map of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation 2016 Viewing Area.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Viewing Area Map PDF Download
Just like the tips for attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, we have tips for you if you are planning to attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation 2016 event.
Tips for Attending Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation 2016 :
The balloon inflation officially starts at 3:00 p.m local time but the balloons start taking their share around 4 – 5 p.m. so try and reach the balloon inflation area before 4 so that you get the best possible viewing experience.
The area around the American Museum of Natural History, where the balloon inflation takes place will be crowded and hence it is advisable to take public transit to reach the area instead of opting for your car or cab.
Since the event takes place from 3 to 10 p.m you might wish to get there at night. Remember that the last admission to the balloon inflation area is at 9:15 p.m so try to reach the point before that, may be by 8 or 8.30 p.m
If you are visiting the balloon inflation area with your kids then please keep a close eye on them as numerous cases of children missing take place every year at the event.
Live Streaming & Live Telecast of Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation 2016 :
If you are wondering about Live Streaming and Live Telecast of Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation then sorry to say that no such event officially take place. You can check EarthCam for some LIVE Streaming of available.
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