Things to do in NYC | Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Things to do in NYC | Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade FAQs

If you’re staying at our Hotel in New York on Thanksgiving then you may want to attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Read some FAQs about this popular Thing to do in NYC near our Central Park Hotel.     

Attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most popular annual Things to do in NYC. Read some of the most frequently-asked questions about this Event which takes place near our Central Park Hotel.

Q: We are looking for a Hotel in New York that is near the route of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Is Park Lane Hotel a good choice?
A: Our Central Park Hotel is located just a half a block from the parade route for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Guests at our Hotel in New York can step out of their luxurious Guest Rooms, make the short walk to watch the parade, and then head back to the Hotel – all without having to fight the crowds on the train. Park Lane Hotel is an ideal choice if you’re coming to the City for the Parade.

Q: How long has Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade been a popular Thing to do in NYC?
A: The very first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in 1924, and it has been a favorite Thing to do in NYC as a way to kick off the holiday season ever since. Planning to come for the parade? Book your Guest Room at our Central Park Hotel early, and view our current list of Special Offers.

Q: We know that attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a top Thing to do in NYC on Thanksgiving Day. About how many people attend the parade each year?
A: Attending the parade is one of the top Things to do in NYC, and more than 3.5 million people will line the streets to watch the floats, marching bands, and other parade favorites. Along with the millions who watch the parade in person, millions more will watch as it is shown live on TV.

Q: After we watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, are there any NY Restaurants near your Central Park Hotel where we can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner?
A: We can do you one better than that: You can enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner at the onsite Restaurants at our Central Park Hotel. The chef at the Park Room Restaurant creates a very special menu for Thanksgiving dinner, so guests at our Hotel in New York can enjoy the parade and then walk back to the Hotel for an amazing holiday meal.

Q: When we watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, we sometimes see people seated in VIP areas. Can you buy tickets for VIP seating?
A: The VIP seating are for Macy’s executives and their guests. Occasionally, there are contests with VIP tickets as a prize, but the tickets are not for sale. But you can still enjoy a great view of the parade just a half a block from Park Lane Hotel.

Q: How long does the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade last? We want to enjoy this Thing to do in NYC, but our kids have short attention spans.
A: This popular Thing to do in NYC lasts about 2.5 to 3 hours, and most kids do fine. If yours do not, however, you can join the many parents who choose to bow out a bit early. You can always take the short walk back to our Central Park Hotel and finish watching the festivities on TV.

Q: I’ve heard you can watch the balloons being inflated? Is this true? Is this a good way to get a close up look at some of the balloons?
A: The night before the parade, you can watch the balloons being inflated, and this Thing to do in NYC is gaining popularity every year. It is a chance to get up close to the balloons and watch as they expand from nothing into the massive characters you see in the parade each year. If you’re staying at our Central Park Hotel for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, then this is a wonderful addition to the experience.

Q: We’re a little nervous about the thought of having to get on the extremely crowded subway after the parade. Is Park Lane Hotel within walking distance of the parade route?
A: Yes. The subway is extremely crowded following the parade, but when you stay at our Central Park Hotel, you will not have to worry about taking the subway before or after the parade. Our Hotel in New York is just a half a block from the parade, so our guests can easily walk rather than fighting the crowds in the subway. 

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