Thursday, 10 December 2015

My First Thanksgiving - New York

Having never visited America before I was so excited to experience as many things as possible when out there and also to visit as many places as I could fit in. The first full day in New York was a very special holiday in the American calendar - Thanksgiving - and I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to watching the Macy's parade through the streets of New York. 

I woke early that morning around 6:30am, probably due to the time differences and the vast amount of travelling I had done over the previous couple of days, but I was so excited to get ready and head out onto the streets of New York. 

I chose to keep it casual for the day as I wanted to be comfortable and warm. So I wore ; 
Trousers    - Joni jeans from Topshop (shop here)
T-shirt - Forever21 white v neck basic tee (shop here)
Jacket - Khaki Bomber from Topshop (shop here)
Shoes - Ugg boots (older season) (shop here)
Bag - Lily Mulberry (shop here)

Walking through the streets of New York to the start of the Thanksgiving Parade

It was such an amazing morning at the parade and I walked for miles this day along the parade route and found the perfect spot to see all of the incredible floats come by. There were so many people filling the streets and all you could see were people and families together. 

The parade started at 9am and went on for around 3 hours as it travelled through the streets of New York until it finally reached the Macy's store. 

Here are a few pictures I took of the parade, I haven't included them all as I got a little snap happy on holiday and took so many pictures i've had to narrow it down a little. 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 

Ice Age - One of my favourite films!
"he's chasing the nut!"

Sesame Street 

Good ol' Ronald McDonald 


Miss Mariah Carey on the Christmas Advent Calendar 

The streets were full for block after block as far as the eye could see of people from all over coming together to celebrate Thanksgiving. It was such a great experience and I am so glad I was there to witness it. 


Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and their Reindeer 

It was such a great atmosphere and people were cheering and dancing in the streets. I can't stress enough how much I would encourage you to go the Thanksgiving parade if you are ever in New York at this time of year as it is definitely worth standing in the cold for. Just be sure to pop into one of the many Starbucks for a warm drink  -  my favourite festive drink of choice was a Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Mmm definitely my go-to drink! 

Have any of you ever experienced Thanksgiving ? Or anyone actually live in New York?
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