Bellerose children ready for traditional holiday parade

November 11, 2017 by  

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will again march down 6th Avenue on Thanksgiving Day. This three-hour event has been a NBC televised tradition since 1952.

As has been the tradition, the 2.5-mile route will begin at 77th Street and pass by Central Park West. At Columbus Circle it turns east onto Central Park South. It will continue south on 6th Avenue passing 42nd Street and turning at 34th Street. The parade will end at Macy’s Herald Square.

The parade will have novelty balloons such as Rex the Happy Dragon, Harold the Fireman, and Holiday Elves Charlie, Kit & C.J. The street will be lined with ‘balloonicles’, which will be balloons on the back of bicycles. Some of these will include the Nutcracker and Mouse King, and Tough Guy Trycaloon.

Many Bellerose spectators will go to the parade just to see the giant balloons. Some of the famous helium filled giants will be the Pillsbury Doughboy, Sinclair’s Dino, Ronald McDonald, and Hello Kitty.

Floats will also be a big draw. As they change from year to year, the 2017 ones have not yet been announced. Some favorites from past years have been Tom Turkey, 1-2-3 Sesame Street, and Macy’s Rocking Lobster.

The parade will also have performers, clowns, marching bands from around the country, and performance groups.

The parade will start at 9:00 am ET on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, which should be an easy date to remember on the calendars.