Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Tour + Late Night Party and Parade Floats: UWS

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  • 11/27/2019
    6:00 pm - 12:00 am

  The biggest stars of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are the giant balloons!  Get an up close and personal view of the balloons as they get inflated along Central Park West. You’ll join the group for food and drinks on the Upper West Side then set out to get an awesome perspective on this iconic event!

The Group will meet at The Dublin House Pub on 79th and Broadway from 6-7pm. At 7pm sharp the group will venture out to see the balloons being inflated.  After the inflation tour that includes a little history of the parade and balloons the group will go back to a nearby tavern for more food and drinks!

If you stay between 11 and midnight when they shut down  86th street to bring all the parade floats into the  city from NJ.  It is a very cool thing to see!

Cost:  $10 general members / Free for VIP members.  Includes host fee only.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is NOT a special VIP access tour.  You will be with the general public (very crowded) but with our group members (usually 40 people)

Can I come alone?

Yes 98% of those attending will be coming on their own.

******Do we have special passes or access to the balloons?  No, but your guide will make navigating the crowds fun and informative.

What is this 11pm thing all about?  The parade floats are all stored in NJ until the night before the parade.  They bring them in in one huge convoy.  Some are full and some are folded but it is a fun thing to watch.

Can I come alone?  Yes 98% of those attending will likely register on their own but you are invited to bring as many guests as you would like just register for that amount.

Dress Code: Dress for the weather

How will I find the group?  We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register for the event and send follow up emails as we get closer.

Ages: 21+

Questions?  Contact Dave Cervini at or call 212-873-2256 M-F 10am-4pm

This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.

By registering for this event you take full responsibilities for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly



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