Millions of spectators are expected to line the streets Thursday to watch the 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and millions more are expected to watch it on NBC.
In order to accommodate the parade, many streets will be closed across Manhattan. The Department of Transportation released the following information:
Formation for the parade will begin at 8 a.m. at the following locations:
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
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. from Central Park West and 77th Street and proceed on the following route:
South on Central Park West to Columbus Circle
South through E/S Columbus Circle to 59th Street
East on 59th Street to Sixth Avenue
South on Sixth Avenue to 34th Street
West on 34th Street to Seventh Avenue (dispersal area)
Additional closures are as follows:
Broadway between 34th and 38th streets - Midnight to 1 p.m.
Seventh Avenue from 34th to 42nd streets - 2 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
34th Street between Sixth and Eighth avenues - 10 p.m. (Wed) to 5 p.m.
59th Street E/B between Seventh Avenue and Central Park West – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
59th Street W/B between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
35th Street between Fifth and Eighth avenues - 2 a.m. to 4 p.m.
36th Street between Sixth and Eighth avenues - 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
37th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue - 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
38th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue - 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
8th Avenue between 34th and 40th streets - 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Broadway between 38th and 59th streets - 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
33rd Street between Seventh and Tenth avenues - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
39th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
40th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Central Park 65th Street/66th Street Transverse Roads 7 a.m. until conclusion
Please note: From 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:
Sixth Avenue between 43rd and 59th streets
Eighth Avenue between 44th and 58th streets
Broadway between 49th and 57th streets
49th, 50th, and 57th streets between Sixth and Eighth avenues