Thanksgiving City Style at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

It’s always been a dream of mine to visit the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I grew up watching it on my television from our living room in Florida and once we moved to New York City, I knew that I was even closer to making my dream come true.

After living in NYC for nearly four years, we never made it to the parade route on Thanksgiving morning. Between the frigid temperatures and having to leave extra early to find the perfect spot, it just wasn’t ideal with two young kids. This year we were lucky enough to be invited by Sprout television to watch the parade from a hotel right on the parade route.

The morning was filled with breakfast, activities for the kids, and even performances by some of our favorites! They were so much fun that we didn’t even realize how long we had to wait for the parade to reach the hotel.

Once we got word that the parade was headed towards us, my girls found their perfect spot by the windows to see the floats come by.

It was so magical to see them up close. It was definitely a moment that I had waited my entire life to see and what was even better was that I got to experience it with my girls and my husband. That makes for something to be thankful for on this very special Thanksgiving.

For more photos from our time at the parade, visit my post on A Mommy in the City.

Lauren Jimeson is a full time work-at-home mom of two little girls and a toddler boy. After living in the suburbs of both Atlanta and Tampa nearly her entire life, Lauren and her husband made the move to New York City in 2010, shortly after their oldest daughter, Harlan, was born. Lauren chronicled her new life in the city on her blog, A Mommy in the City (Now Sincerely, Lauren). And that's when she met the wonderful founders of Big City Moms.

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