The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition each year in New York City. Whether is is sunny and bright or snowy and blistering cold, there are folks who must be in the city for the event. Big towering balloons floating high above skyscrapers, bands with pomp and circumstance march by, and colorful floats with celebrities singing to the top of their lungs all make up what is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
One of America’s most cherished holiday events, the 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ® will step-off this year (2011) at 9 a.m., Nov. 24, at 77th Street and Central Park West in New York City. For more information visit www.macys.com/parade
2011 marks the launch of the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade app The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, is Free! It requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Now you don’t have to worry if you missed any of the parade on TV because you can watch it live on the app or go back to the app and see what you missed.
Macy’s is working with MyCityWay on this project to bring you this app.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade app gives you access during the Parade for live action and:
- A Look at Parade Participants
- The Line of March (on Parade Day Only)
- Traffic Cameras to view the Parade in real time
- The Parade Route
- Balloon Inflation Event Locations
- Blue Sky Gallery
- Parade History
- Balloons Over Broadway
- Parade Shop
MyCityWay offers a bundle with the Parade app that includes:
- New York City Tourism Guides and Information
- Dining Locations and Reviews
- Popular and Nearby Coffee Shops
- Nearby and Parade Route Wifi Spots
- Regional Transportation Guides
- Thanksgiving Day Transit Information
- Full Subway Map
- Nearby Restrooms
- Weather Forecasts and Updates
Parade Participant Tracker allowing spectators to track 14 various Cheerleading and Dance Troupes, Marching Bands, and even Santa’s float!
Download the Free Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade app through the iTune store or through the App store on your device.