Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloons May Be Grounded Due to Weather

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is an incredible event each and every year that features gigantic balloon floats, bands and different groups from around the country, and the first annual sighting of the one and only Santa Claus.

Unfortunately, this year we may not get to see the balloons take flight.

Because of the weather forecast which features high winds, the balloons may be grounded. New York authorities prohibit the balloons from floating when winds exceed 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 mph.

Unfortunately, the weather forecast projects winds of up to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. But a final decision has not yet been made.

“The decision on adding the balloons to the lineup is made by NYPD and Macy’s officials just prior to the start of the parade and takes into account the weather data along the entire parade route and information from nearby weather stations,” Macy’s spokesman Orlando Veras said, via the New York Post.

“We will march on with a parade filled with entertainment for New York and the nation.”

The 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off from the corner of West 77th Street and Central Park West in New York City at 9 a.m. ET. Whether the beloved balloons will be flying high remains to be seen.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Viewing Details & Info

Event: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Start time: 9 a.m. ET
Location: New York City
TV Channel: NBC & CBS