7. Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

On November 22nd, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns starting at 9 AM. You can watch from the comfort of your own couch or join the fans along the parade route which goes from 76th Street and Central Park West down to Columbus Circle, crossing town on Central Park South and heading south down Fifth Avenue to the Macy’s at Herald Square. You can also check out the balloon inflation on Thanksgiving Eve from 1 PM to 8 PM outside the American Museum of Natural History.