Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Hello Kitty balloon makes its way along Central Park West way during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Getty Images)

Handlers Test Balloons For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A test run for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. Saturday.


The cast of 'Duck Dynasty' Si Robertson, Jep Robertson and Willie Robertson in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Lots Of ‘Duck Dynasty’ On Tap For Thanksgiving

The reality show sensations will be among the celebrities appearing at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


The Hello Kitty balloon makes its way along Central Park West way during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Getty Images)

Millions Turn Out For 86th Annual 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.


Inflation Team Along Parade Route (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Onlookers Watch As Balloons Are Inflated For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Sixteen giant character balloons will be inflated Wednesday for their appearance in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Have New Route This Year

Widening pedestrian plazas and other factors have made it necessary for Macy’s to slightly alter the Thanksgiving day parade route this year.


The Thanksgiving Turkey float  during the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2011. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

City Giving Away 5,000 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Tickets To Families Affected By Sandy

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.


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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.


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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Millions Line The Streets For 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Music and cheers accompanied the balloons and floats as they made their way down Seventh Avenue.


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.


Ballons lined up in Times Square for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - New York, NY - Nov 25, 2010 (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Driving In For The Macy’s Thankgiving Day Parade? Careful Where You Park!

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 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.


This is a sketch of Tim Burton's B. Boy balloon set to fly in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (credit: Macy's)

Tim Burton’s ‘B. Boy’ To Fly Among Balloons At Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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 dancer shakes hands with children during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Massive Turnout In Big Apple For Thanksgiving Parade

A high-kicking Kung Fu Panda and a diary-toting Wimpy Kid will join the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual parade.


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Macy’s Parade: Let There Be Balloons!

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.