This Thomas The Tank Engine float went on a test run ahead of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Credit: CBS2)

New Balloons Go On Test Run Ahead Of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Six new balloons set to float down the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route took a test run on Saturday.


Organizers for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade take six new balloons for test flight on Nov. 8, 2014 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

New Balloons Take Test Flight Ahead Of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The new stars include the Pillsbury Doughboy, Pikachu, Paddington, the Red Power Ranger, Skylander’s Eruptor, and Thomas the Tank Engine.


Snoopy At Macy's Parade

Balloons Fly For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Despite earlier concerns about the wind, the balloons flew as planned for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday.


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NYPD Official Says Forecast Looks Promising For Macy’s Balloons

The iconic characters can’t lift off Thursday if sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 mph.


Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty, Papa Smurf To Appear In Balloon Form At Macy’s Parade

Children of the 1980s will get a nostalgic reminder of that era’s Saturday morning cartoons later this month, as Hello Kitty and Papa Smurf appear in giant balloon form in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.



Nationwide Helium Shortage Could Put A Damper On Summertime Parties

A nationwide helium shortage could cause parties to fall flat, as some shoppers have begun to see limits on the number of balloons that they can purchase.


The Snoopy balloon is seen inflated on the Upper West Side for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (credit: Marla Diamond, WCBS 880)

Giant Balloons For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Take Shape On Upper West Side

Watching the balloons being inflated has become as big a Thanksgiving tradition as the parade itself.


The Spider-Man balloon makes its way through the streets behind the NYPD during the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - New York, NY - Nov 25, 2010 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Macy’s Watches The Forecast, Might Scrap Parade Balloons

The storm that is blowing through the Tri-State area is expected to leave behind some blustery winds Thanksgiving morning, threatening to ground the magical Macy’s giant balloons.


Power Lines (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Balloons Cause Power Outage In Atlantic City

The outage affected 5,200 customers, had police manually directing traffic, and forced a casino hotel tower to use an emergency generator.


Flying Objects Above NYC

New Yorkers Mistake Balloons For UFOs?

A lot of people saw it, but no one’s quite sure what it was. We’re talking about something in the sky spotted over Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon.