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Macy's BalloonFest 2020 - November 7th, 2020: In preparation for the Parade of all Parades later that month, Macy's will hold its annual BalloonFest event in the MetLife Stadium parking lot. Here, the Parade's new inflatable icons will take to the skies for the first time, while handlers, captains and pilots warm up to ensure the Parade goes off without a hitch. The event will be held from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.
Macy's Float Preview Night - November 16th, 2020: Shortly after the new balloons are shown off, the magicians at the Parade Studio present all the work they've done over the past few months in the form of larger-than-life fantasy floats. This event is only open to Parade Studio employees, their friends and families, and Parade participants. Refreshments will be provided.
Press Day - November 17th, 2020: After the float preview night wraps up, a special day will be held at Macy's Parade Studio, which will allow news stations and media teams to get exclusive coverage on the brand-new floats. Various third-graders from the immediate area will also take a tour of the Studio, learning how the floats go from a pencil sketch to larger-than-life, dazzling stages.
Inflation Celebration - November 25th, 2020: Join Snoopy, SpongeBob, Ronald McDonald and more as they and their balloon brethren are pumped up for the following day's festivities. The event begins at 1:00 p.m., and runs through 8:00 p.m. Spectators can enter at 79th Street and Columbus Circle, where they will approach 77th Street and 81st Street to see their favorite pumped-up characters.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - November 26th, 2020: Declared the unofficial kickoff of the holiday season, the 94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will transfix millions as it features an array of giant balloons, dazzling floats, celebrity appearances, and the best bands and dancers in the land. The one-of-a-kind Parade will air on Thanksgiving Day at from 9 a.m.-12 a.m. EST on NBC.
The Road to 34th Street
Get an inside look from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Executive Producer, Susan Tercero, who explains how the balloon concepts go from sketch to 3D models, how the floats are engineered to travel to the Parade route and so much more. Plus, there’s tons of glitter! Check out Macy's video series to see what goes on behind the scenes.