Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!

For nine decades MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE has been a march like no other by bringing generations an UNRIVALED procession filled with more than 8,000 volunteer participants dressed as clowns, strutting their stuff in a marching band or escorting the Parade's signature giant inflatables and floats of fantasy into the hearts of millions. Originally known as the Macy's Christmas Parade, the tradition was started by Macy's employees who wanted to celebrate the holiday season with a grand pageant similar to the over-the-top carnivals and festivals of Europe.

The first Parade featured fanciful floats, employee marching bands, clown groups and real animals from the Central Park Zoo. Stretching from Harlem at 145th Street and Convent Avenue down more than five miles to Macy's Herald Square, the first event was such a success that it was deemed by Macy's to be an annual event from there on forward.

Check out photos from this year's special event below!

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Sandra Lee

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Sandra Lee on the Turkey Float

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Charlie Brown

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Charlie Brown

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Snoopy

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Christopher Jackson

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Christopher Jackson on the Sesame Street Float

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Thomas The Tank Engine

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Aloe Blacc

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Paddington Bear

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Amanda Sudano and AbneR Ramirez of Johnnyswim

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Mr. Peanut and the Peanut Moble

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Power Ranger

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Jacob Whitesides

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Pikachu

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Andee Zeta, Juan Galeano and Daniel Alvarez of Diamante Electrico

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Hello Kitty

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Maddie & Tae

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Inchworm Balloon

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Trixie The Bouncing Dog

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Lunchmoney Lewis

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
US Olympians and Para Olympians

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Grace VanderWaal

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Trolls

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Chloe X Halle

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Hippo Balloon

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Felix The Cat

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Al Roker

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Easton Corbin

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Dino the Dinosaur

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Ben Rector

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Fitz and the Tantrums

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Fitz and the Tantrums

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Skylanders Eruptor

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Dragon Balloon

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Panda Dancers of Chengdu, China

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Angry Bird

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Aflac Duck

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Daya

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Ice Age Scat and his Acorn

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Ice Age Scat

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Pumpkin Balloons

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Regina Spektor

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Kelsea Ballerini

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Pillsbury Doughboy

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Brett Eldredge

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Sponge Bob Square Pants

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Sarah McLachlan

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Sarah McLachlan followed by The Elf on a Shelf

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
The Elf on a Shelf

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Tony Bennett

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Tony Bennett

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
The Macy's Elves-Charlie Elf, Kit Elf and CJ Elf

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus

Photo Coverage: Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Marches Through NYC!
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