Thanksgiving Holiday Events and Service

Balloon Inflation Eve

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019

1 PM to 8 PM

Location:
Between W 73 and W 81 Sts along Columbus Av and Central Park West.

Closest subway stations to the event area:

81 St-Museum of Natural History B/C
79 St (Broadway) 1
72 St (Central Park West) B/C
 72 St (Broadway) Accessible station 1/2/3
  • Normal L service on Wed, Nov 27
    • L trains will run as frequently as every 4 minutes during busy times.
  • Holiday service on the M
    • 10 PM Wed to 1:30 AM Thu, M trains will run to 96 St Q

Although subject to delays and detours, the following buses serve the event area:
M7, M10, M11, M72, M79 SBS, BxM2

 

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019

9 AM to 12 noon

Parade Route:
The parade starts on W 77 St and travels down Central Park West. It continues east along Central Park South to Sixth Av, then proceeds south to 34 St, and turns west to end at Seventh Av in front of Macy’s.

For more information on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, click here.

Sunday schedule will be in effect for Subways and Buses

  • Special service note for the L:
    • Thanksgiving Day, expect normal L service, running on a Sunday schedule
    • L trains will run as frequently as every 4 minutes during busy times.
  • Special service note for the M:
    • 8 AM to 11 PM, Thanksgiving Day, M trains will run between Metropolitan Av and Delancy-Essex Sts

Saturday schedule will be in effect for the Staten Island Railway

Closest subway stations to the parade area*:

81 St-Museum of Natural History C
79 St (Broadway) 1
72 St (Central Park West) C (Trains will skip this station in both directions from 7 AM to 11 AM)
 72 St (Broadway) Accessible station 1/2/3
 66 St-Lincoln Center Accessible station 1
 59 St-Columbus Circle Accessible station A/C/D/1
57 St-7 Av N/Q/R
57 St F (Trains will skip this station in both directions from 7 AM to 11 AM)
5 Av/53 St E
7 Av D/E

49 St (7 Av) 

Accessible station (northbound only)

N/R
 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr Accessible station D/F
42 St-Bryant Park D/F
5 Av 7

Times Sq-42 St 

Accessible station (except S)

N/Q/R/S/1/2/3/7
 34 St-Penn Station Accessible station A/C/E/1/2/3
 34 St-Herald Sq Accessible station D/F/N/Q/R

*Note: Some station staircases may be entrance-only or exit-only to alleviate crowding.

Although subject to delays and detours, the following buses serve the parade area: 
M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M10, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34 SBS, M34A SBS, M42, M50, M55, M57, M66, M72, M79 SBS, M104, Q32, QM2, QM4, QM5, QM6, SIM1c, SIM3c, SIM4c, SIM33c, BxM2

 

Day After Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov 29, 2019

Subways and buses run on a normal weekday schedule with minor adjustments in departure times. 

There will be normal L service until 10 PM Fri, Nov 29

  • L trains will run as frequently as every 4 minutes during busy times

Please note the following exceptions to limited-stop bus service in Queens and Staten Island:  

  • In Queens, limited-stop service will be available on the Q10 Ltd, Q50 Ltd, Q100 Ltd, Q113 Ltd, and Q114 Ltd only.
  • On Staten Island, limited-stop service will not run, except the S89 Ltd and S93 Ltd.
  • Local service will be available on these routes where limited-stop service will not run.

In addition, a Special Schedule will be in effect for all express bus routes run by MTA Bus Company.  Click here for more information.

The LIRR will operate on a regular weekday schedule, with lower, off-peak fares in effect all day.

Metro-North will operate on an expanded Saturday schedule with additional inbound service in the morning and outbound service in the afternoon to accommodate the Friday workforce and Black Friday shoppers, as well as half-hourly service on the Harlem Line to/from North White Plains. West of Hudson, a regular weekday schedule is in effect.

The Staten Island Railway will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

Click here to plan your trip, or call 511 for automated travel information 24/7; agents are available from 6 AM to 10 PM daily. Customers who are deaf or hard of hearing: use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 service relay to reach 511.