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Thanksgiving Balloon Inflation Tour

Adult Price From: $59.00
Child Price From: $55.00

On Wednesday before Thanksgiving we'll take you uptown to the festive area where the Thanksgiving Day Parade begins to take shape. You'll see some of the grand balloons being inflated, take lots of pictures and perhaps hear commentary from parade veterans.


Tour the Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Staging Area Before the Thanksgiving Day Parade!

A licensed NYC tour guide will meet you at a convenient Midtown location and escort you on a climate-controlled motorcoach past Columbus Circle, Trump International Hotel and Lincoln Center to the Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation area. We'll disembark for a stroll around the area that has become a festive and traditional start to the New York City holiday season. You'll see some of the gigantic balloons take shape as the parade sponsor's employees and handlers pump life into crowd favorites like Charlie Brown, Spiderman, Snoopy, Ronald McDonald, Spongebob Square Pants and even Santa himself (of course, not all balloon creatures appear every year - it's just too tiring for them!).

You're invited to take lots of pictures as you make your way around the 3-block perimeter of the inflation site. Our tour guide will give you lots of hints on how to proceed, how to get back to the motorcoach, and how to go ... if you need to! You can even stay longer if you'd like - your tour guide will give you instructions on how to return to Midtown on your own.

At the conclusion we'll board our motorcoach for the ride back to Midtown - arriving at approximately 3:00pm.

Important Notes
  • Check-in begins at 10:45am. Tours depart by 11:30am.

  • This tour is not recommended for those who cannot walk unaided.

  • Wheelchairs and scooters may be kept underneath the bus in the luggage area, but cannot be accommodated in the seating area of the bus.

  • The official balloon inflation area requires walking of up to 1 1/2 miles, so please wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

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