We went to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Balloon Inflation. It was the first for all three of us. We went early as 1) a two year old doesn't need to be up so late and 2) we figured she's still not aware of all the balloons or characters so a day time viewing of it would help.
It was cold and very crowded but we all had a blast. It was a lot of fun to point out the colors and shapes. (My kid has no idea who Pikachu, Snoopy or the Wimpy Kid is yet.)
Afterwards we continued our cold weather holiday tradition and grabbed a hot chocolate on the way home. The kid is usually very cautious with her drink cup but with the hot chocolate, it's as if she has liquid gold in there. The kid is extra careful not to spill any.