Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons through the years

Hallmark of a holiday

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Thanksgiving is synonymous with more than turkey. It’s also a time filled with parades across the country. And none are as famous as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York—a historical spectacle that includes the countless jumbo balloons that have floated down the streets of Manhattan…

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Thanksgiving Day parade balloons

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Thanksgiving Day parade balloons

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