6. See the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Being Inflated

Workers attach an air hose to one of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons, a beloved Thanksgiving event in NYC

Want a sneak peek of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons? You can watch them being inflated the day before! From noon through 6 PM on Wednesday, November 23rd, the balloons will take shape as they are filled with helium outside the Museum of Natural History. Be sure to get there early for a good spot, and enter the line at West 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue.

The balloons really start to take shape between 1 PM and 3 PM. New balloons that will debut this year include Stuart the one-eyed Minion from “Despicable Me 2,” a new green dinosaur, an Apatosaurus, and animated sensation “Bluey.”