These streets will be closed to parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to town on Thursday, featuring balloons, floats, music, and more.

The show begins at 9 a.m. at West 77th Street and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. It then makes its way down to Columbus Circle where the procession then turns into Central Park South.

Once the parade reaches 6th Street, it heads south to 34th Street. The track then makes one final turn before stopping in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

The parade ends around noon and concludes with Santa Claus welcoming town at the start of the holiday season.

According to the New York Police Department, the following roads will be closed for the show. Street closures began on Wednesday morning due to the balloon’s inflation.

The streets will be closed as the parade starts at 8am.These are below:

• West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

• West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

• Central Park west between West 77th and 86th Streets

Other closures, with times stated, include:

• Broadway between West 34th Street and West 41st Street – midnight to 1 pm

• Sixth Avenue between West 23rd and West 42nd Streets – 2 am to 1 pm

• Seventh Avenue from West 34th Street and West 42nd Street – 2 am to 1:30 pm

• West 34th Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenues – from 10:00 pm on Wednesdays to 5:00 pm

• West 59th Street E/B between Seventh Avenue and Central Park West – Midnight to 2pm

• West 59th Street W/B between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• West 35th Street between Fifth and Eighth Avenues – from 2 am to 4 pm

• West 36th Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenues – 2 am to 2 pm

• West 37th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue – 4 am to 2 pm

• West 38th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue – 4 am to 2 pm

• West Eighth Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets – 4 am to 1:30 pm

• Broadway between 38th and 59th Streets – 4 am to 1:30 pm

• West 33rd Street between Seventh and Tenth Avenues – from 8 am to 2 pm

• West 39th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• West 40th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue – 8 am to 2 pm

• West 49th Street between Fifth and Seventh Avenues – from 8 am to 2 pm

• West 50th Street between Fifth and Seventh Avenues – from 8 am to 2 pm

• Central Park 65th Street/West 66th Street Laneways – 7 am until show closes

In addition, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the following roads will be closed to vehicles:

• Sixth Avenue between West 33rd Street and West 59th Street

• Eighth Avenue between West 57th Street and West 59th Street

• Eighth Avenue between West 33rd and West 40th Streets

• Broadway between West 59th and West 57th Streets

• Broadway between West 34th and West 40th Streets (only accompanying rides)

• West 42nd Street between Fifth and Eighth Avenues

• West 57th Street between Fifth and Eighth Avenues

Several roads will also be closed on Wednesday due to the balloon’s inflation.

West 81st Street and West 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue have been closed since 6 a.m. as has Central Park West Street from West 72nd to West 86th Street.

In addition, West 72nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenues has been closed to vehicles since 8 a.m.

The following roads will also be closed on Wednesday – starting at noon:

• Central Park West from West 73rd to 85th Street

• West 74th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

• West 75th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

• West 76th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

• West 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

• West 78th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

• West 80th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

• West 81st Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

• West 82nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

• West 83rd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

• West 84th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

• West 85th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

Central Park Lane at Central Park West and West 81st Street (both directions)

After 10 p.m. Wednesday, West 81st Street and West 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue, as well as Central Park West from West 59th Street to West 86th Street, will be closed to traffic.

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