Macy’s Thanksgiving Eve – Parade Float Inflation Tour

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  • 11/23/2022
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 on the Upper West Side then set out to get an awesome perspective on this iconic event!  Along the way you will learn about the history of the parade and a little about the Upper West Side.

The group will meet in front of Dunkin’ at 166 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023. At 1pm sharp We will then venture out to see the balloons being inflated.  After the inflation tour, which includes a little history of the parade and balloons, the group will go back to a nearby tavern for more food and drinks!

Cost:  $20 general members / $15 for VIP members.  Includes host fee only and tour.


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).

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


What to expect:

  • The group will meet in front of Dunkin’ at 1pm sharp.
  • We will walk over together to the entrance to the balloon viewing area.
  • Along the way you host will share history of the parade and the balloons.
  • When we exit the viewing area,  the group will find a local cafe to eat and drink.
  • Please expect that the entire process will take 2 hours`


Can I come alone? Yes, most guests do! It’s a great way to meet new people.

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? Email Dave Cervini at or call 212.873.2256, M-F 10am to 4pm.

Nonrefundable unless canceled.

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COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with current city and state protocols vaccination status is not mandatory for this event.  However, we do ask that participants act in a responsible manner and do not attend if feeling ill, showing symptoms or have been recently exposed.  Mask wearing is optional unless the venue or city has mandated that.  Everyone should respect the comfort levels of others as we transition into this next phase of socializing in the Covid era.
This event is nonrefundable.  If you have tested positive for Covid and cannot attend, we will do our best to provide you with credits to select future events with a copy of your positive test results. Please note that due to the cost involved in some activities credits may not be used for the event you missed.


166 West 72nd, Between B'way and Columbus, New York, New York, 10023, usa


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