We made sure to get into Manhattan early in the evening so we would have a good spot to watch the parade -- an estimated two million people line the route which is on 6 Avenue from Spring Street to 21 Street to view it!
While we waited in a little park near Prince Street, we saw many people in costumes going to the gathering point. An unbelievable 60,000 people in costume march in the parade! Anyone can join in as long as you wear a costume.The parade began at exactly 7 PM and many floats and marching bands, stilt walkers, jugglers, break dancers and other street performers marched by for two and a half hours!
Next year's theme will be "Pumpkins" so you have a whole year to prepare your costume!