Winter in New York comes along with an array of spectacular parades. The buildings are decorated, trees are lit up and the marching bands take over the streets of Manhattan.

The Thanksgiving Parade in November is one of them. It combines the excitement and cheer of winter and festivities – in the shape of dazzling floats & gigantic balloons which ride down the sixth avenue on a chilly winter morning.

It starts around 9 am and to get a good view, its better to be there before time. It is one of the most watched events in the country and tends to get very crowded. We decided to be there before time, but of course the traffic doesn’t always know that we are in a hurry. Though we were late, luckily we ended up getting a good enough spot to enjoy the celebrations.

The fun and colorful balloons & balloonicles of cartoon characters such as Shrek, Dora the Explorer, Kung Fu Panda flew high above, the bands enthralled us all with music, the performance groups entertained everyone with acrobatics while cheering ‘We love NYC’, the fancy celebrity floats drifted through the crowds and the Parade concluded with a cheerful applause after the Santa Claus arrived on his sledge. We enjoyed every bit of it like everyone else who reveled in the joyous atmosphere.

Its such a fabulous way to begin a snowy season. Surely, thanksgiving Parade is a must see event in New York during winters.

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Published by Vasudha Aggarwal

Love exploring new places? We do, too. Welcome to 'Traveldefined'. This blog is a way of storytelling for me - mainly, about our travel adventures. My Husband and I - we are fond of touring around the country, enjoy delving into history, love clicking memorable pictures and are firm believers of spontaneous road trips (our all-time favorites).

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