My husband and I went into the city to catch the last 20 minutes of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Why only the last 20 minutes? Well, we both hate crowds and standing in line, but I've always wanted to see the parade live (rather than on TV). Maurizio only knows about the parade through an early episode of Friends (where the Wonderdog balloon escapes and Monica and Rachel lock themselves out of their apartment), but that reference was enough to get him at least interested.
We managed to see Kermit, Wynona Judd on a big-a** guitar, and Santa Claus and his elves.