Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The parade stepped off at 9 a.m from 77th and Central Park West with more than 3 million people in attendance and another 50 million watching on TV.
Sixteen giant character balloons will be inflated Wednesday for their appearance in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Widening pedestrian plazas and other factors have made it necessary for Macy’s to slightly alter the Thanksgiving day parade route this year.
The parade begins at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. It kicks off at 77th Street and Central Park West and heads south, ending at Macy’s Herald Square.
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.
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Music and cheers accompanied the balloons and floats as they made their way down Seventh Avenue.
Watching the balloons being inflated has become as big a Thanksgiving tradition as the parade itself.
If you plan on using your car to get to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, there are some things to keep in mind before you get out.
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.
Burton says that he has “always had a fascination with balloons” and that he was honored to be given the opportunity to design one for the parade.
A high-kicking Kung Fu Panda and a diary-toting Wimpy Kid will join the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual parade.
Kermit, Snoopy, the Kool-Aid man … they’re all there and ready to go. On Wednesday the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons were inflated and on standby for Thursday’s big event.
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