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84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Kermit the Frog and Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloons float in the air before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Kermit the Frog and Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloons float in the air before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Members of the Purdue University All American Marching Band do a cheer before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Members of the Purdue University All American Marching Band do a cheer before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The balloon Snoopy floats above the street before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade The balloon Snoopy floats above the street before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Participants walk to their places before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Participants walk to their places before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Maria D'Andrea of Cedar Knolls, N.J., left,  a balloon handler with the Macy's Thanksgiving parade, sits beside holiday clown John Peterson of Tamiment, Pa., center, while birthday clown Kris Trzcinka, of New York, hugs a prop ice cream cone while waiting to take positions before the start of the parade in New York on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Maria D'Andrea of Cedar Knolls, N.J., left, a balloon handler with the Macy's Thanksgiving parade, sits beside holiday clown John Peterson of Tamiment, Pa., center, while birthday clown Kris Trzcinka, of New York, hugs a prop ice cream cone while waiting to take positions before the start of the parade in New York on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The Kermit the Frog parade balloon floats before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Kermit the Frog parade balloon floats before the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Woman trying to see the parade. (Photo/Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Woman trying to see the parade. (Photo/Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)
The Snoopy parade ballon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo/Marla Diamond)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Snoopy parade ballon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo/Marla Diamond)
The Kermit The Frog parade ballon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo/Marla Diamond)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Kermit The Frog parade ballon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo/Marla Diamond)
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid parade ballon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo/Marla Diamond)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Diary of a Wimpy Kid parade ballon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo/Marla Diamond)
The Hello Kitty parade ballon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo/Marla Diamond)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Hello Kitty parade ballon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo/Marla Diamond)
The Buzz Lightyear parade ballon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo/Marla Diamond)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Buzz Lightyear parade ballon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo/Marla Diamond)
Yuri Van Singh, 6, from Maryland, left, waves as the SpongeBob SquarePants float approaches by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Yuri Van Singh, 6, from Maryland, left, waves as the SpongeBob SquarePants float approaches by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Members of the New York Police Department stand by as the Shrek balloon makes it's way across 42nd Street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Members of the New York Police Department stand by as the Shrek balloon makes it's way across 42nd Street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Gladys Knight waves to the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Gladys Knight waves to the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The Tom Turkey float moves through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Tom Turkey float moves through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
The Shrek balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Shrek balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
The Banda Musical Latina Pedro Molina of Guatemala performs during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Banda Musical Latina Pedro Molina of Guatemala performs during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The Spider-Man balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Spider-Man balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
The Pikachu balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Pikachu balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Members of Banda Musical Latina Pedro Molina of Guatemala perform during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Members of Banda Musical Latina Pedro Molina of Guatemala perform during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The Snoopy balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade The Snoopy balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
The Snoopy balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade The Snoopy balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
The Kermit the Frog balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade The Kermit the Frog balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade The Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Santa Claus waves at the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa Claus waves at the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Santa Claus waves at the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa Claus waves at the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A group of cheerleaders performs during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade A group of cheerleaders performs during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
The Buzz Lightyear balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade The Buzz Lightyear balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Members of Banda Musical Latina Pedro Molina of Guatemala performs during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Members of Banda Musical Latina Pedro Molina of Guatemala performs during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
New York City police officer Wally Melvin holds his 5-year-old daughter Carlee as they watch Santa Claus pass by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade New York City police officer Wally Melvin holds his 5-year-old daughter Carlee as they watch Santa Claus pass by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Members of Varsity Spirit Cheer march during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade Members of Varsity Spirit Cheer march during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
The Kung Fu Panda Balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade The Kung Fu Panda Balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Three elf balloons float through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Three elf balloons float through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Santa arrives! (Photo/Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Santa arrives! (Photo/Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)
New Mt. Rushmore float and Uncle Sam (Photo/Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade New Mt. Rushmore float and Uncle Sam (Photo/Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)
Mickey Mouse in Times Square (Photo/Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Mickey Mouse in Times Square (Photo/Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)
Kung Fu Panda (Photo/Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade Kung Fu Panda (Photo/Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" (Photo/Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)
Macys Thanksgiving Parade "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" (Photo/Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
<> on November 25, 2010 in New York, New York.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: The Smurf float moves down Seventh Avenue behind a marching band heading to Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York, New York. The 84th annual event featured around 8,000 participants and in addition to the iconic floats including more 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers, twelve marching bands, and an assortment of celebrities. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda floats down Broadway in Times Square as he joins the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Spiderman
Spiderman
Spiderman floats down Broadway in Times Square as he joins the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Shrek
Shrek floats down Broadway in Times Square as he joins the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
SpongeBob Squarepants  floats down Broadway in Times Square as he  joins the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010.  (Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
SpongeBob Squarepants
SpongeBob Squarepants floats down Broadway in Times Square as he joins the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
SpongeBob Squarepants floats down Broadway in Times Square as he joins the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010. (Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: The Smurf float passes by people watching from apartments and offices on Seventh Avenue, heading south to Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York, New York. The 84th annual event featured around 8,000 participants and in addition to the iconic floats including more 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers, twelve marching bands, and an assortment of celebrities. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: A participant in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade adjusts his costume November 25, 2010 in New York, New York. The 84th annual event featured around 8,000 participants and in addition to the iconic floats including more 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers, twelve marching bands, and an assortment of celebrities. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: Children watch a Snoopy float go by from an apartment on Central Park South during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York, New York. The 84th annual event included major pop starts and returning balloon characters such as Spider-Man, Smurf and Pillsbury Doughboy. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: Children watch a float go by from an apartment on Central Park South during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York, New York. The 84th annual event included major pop starts and returning balloon characters such as Spider-Man, Smurf and Pillsbury Doughboy. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Jessica Simpson rides down 7th Ave in Times Square for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: Children sit alongside a metal barricade during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York, New York. The 84th annual event featured around 8,000 participants and in addition to the iconic floats including more 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers, twelve marching bands, and an assortment of celebrities. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: People watch as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade glides by November 25, 2010 in New York, New York. The 84th annual event featured around 8,000 participants and in addition to the iconic floats including more 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers, twelve marching bands, and an assortment of celebrities. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: People watch as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade glides by November 25, 2010 in New York, New York. The 84th annual event featured around 8,000 participants and in addition to the iconic floats including more 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers, twelve marching bands, and an assortment of celebrities. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
A person dressed as author Mark Twain comes down 7th Ave in Times Square joining the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (credit: Getty Images)
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