Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade aired on NBC and CBS on Thanksgiving morning, November 26th from 9 am to 12 noon, each station captured different highlights of the event. NBC followed the march down Seventh and Eighth Avenue from it's starting point at 77th Street to 34th Street, covering the BYE BYE BIRDIE, HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and SHREK performances, in addition to Cheyenne Jackson, Jane Krakowski, Alan Cumming and The Rockettes. CBS, meanwhile, broadcast the WEST SIDE STORY, RAGTIME, DREAMGIRLS, and Reba performances, in addition to a Time Square interview live with GOD OF CARNAGE stars Christine Lahti and Jimmy Smits.

The 83rd edition of the Macy's Parade marked a milestone in Parade history, going where it has never gone before. Having marched down parts of Broadway for 82 years, the 2009 procession was the first to bypass Broadway in the long running march, lighting up 7th Avenue in its place.

Over the years the Macy's Parade route has changed five times traveling through several different paths, from having initially stepped off in Harlem to its current 77th Street launch, the route has changed with the times. The 2009 Macy's Parade began at 77th Street and Central Park West, traveled down to Columbus Circle where it turned onto Central Park South. Once the Parade reached 7th Avenue it turned once more and march down 7th Avenue through Times Square to 42nd Street. At the famed intersection it turned east to 6th Avenue and began its final march down the Avenue of the Americas to 34th Street where turned towards Macy's famed flagship and ended at 7th Avenue marking a 2.65-mile march.

Public information on the 83rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is available by logging on to www.macysparade.com.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Jane Krakowski

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Jane Krakowski

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Jane Krakowski

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Jane Krakowski

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Jane Krakowski

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Jane Krakowski

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Jane Krakowski

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Jane Krakowski

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Gloria Gaynor

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Gloria Gaynor

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Gloria Gaynor

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Gloria Gaynor

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Gloria Gaynor

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katherine Leigh Doherty and some cute little "elves"

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katherine Leigh Doherty

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katherine Leigh Doherty

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Cyndi Lauper

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Cyndi Lauper

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Cyndi Lauper

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Cyndi Lauper

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Cyndi Lauper

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Cyndi Lauper

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Cyndi Lauper

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Cyndi Lauper

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Cyndi Lauper

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Katharine McPhee

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Keke Palmer

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Keke Palmer

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Keke Palmer

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Keke Palmer

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Miss America 2009 Katie Stam

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Miss America 2009 Katie Stam

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Tiffany Thornton

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Tiffany Thornton

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Tiffany Thornton

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Tiffany Thornton

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Carly Simon

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Carly Simon

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Carly Simon

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Carly Simon

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Carly Simon

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Carly Simon

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Carly Simon

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Carly Simon

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Carly Simon

Photo Coverage: The 83rd Edition of the 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' - The Women
Carly Simon

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.