Connecticut Thanksgiving Traditions

Connecticut ThanksgivingSure, we all know the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, MA (well, actually, Cape Cod – but I’m a former local – so I tend to be rather technical on these details…) So exactly are we discussing Thanksgiving traditions in Connecticut?  Because holidays were meant to be celebrated and enjoyed!

So what is a Connecticut Thanksgiving celebrator to do?

Well, if you have ever wanted to take in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with less chaos (and no trip to New York City required), make plans to head to Stamford on Saturday November 17th or Sunday November 18th.  Why?  The same beloved hot air balloons will be tested out on the streets of Stamford.  Saturday marks the SAC Capital Advisors, LP Giant Balloon Inflation Party on Hoyt Street.  Come watch these monstrous balloons come to life!  On Sunday, the UBS Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center and the Advocate step-off at 12 noon on Summer Street.

Did someone mention the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Well, lucky for parade enthusiasts, Macy’s is an easy trip from the Nutmeg State.  2012 marks the 86th edition of the famed parade that runs from 77th Street & Central Park down to Herald Square.  For those looking to catch a glimpse of the famed balloons, bands and entertainment, step off is scheduled for 9 am on Thursday November 22nd.

After The Turkey:

If you are looking for something to do after Thanksgiving dinner is done – and shopping is your thing, consider a Black Friday Limo package.

With an irritating attempt by many retailers to push the December holidays early in the fall months (yes, we saw decorations in August this year) – let’s take the time and make some local Thanksgiving Day traditions.

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