Photo Coverage: Relive the Magic of the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

America's favorite holiday tradition once again kicked off the season of joy as the 89th Annual MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE returned to march down the streets of New York.

As millions celebrated the holiday with family and friends, more than 8,000 participants - including clowns, balloon handlers and marching bands - travelled through Manhattan to the sound of the iconic catchphrase "Let's Have a Parade". With more than 3.5 million spectators and over 50 million television viewers nationwide, the MACY'S THANKSGIVINGDAY PARADE is the nation's most celebrated and anticipated holiday treat.

Since its origin in 1924, the Macy's Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season, introducing a cherished march of magic that has dazzled generations of fans. For the 89th edition, the famed spectacle's line-up will feature 17 giant character balloons; 24 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles, and trycaloons; 27 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands; a host of celebrity performers; and of course, the one-and-only Santa Claus.

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Photo Coverage: Relive the Magic of the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015

Photo Coverage: Relive the Magic of the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Acorn and Scat Balloon

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Pumpkin Balloons

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Jordin Sparks

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Finn and Jake Balloon

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Quest Love

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Hello Kitty Balloon

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Spirit of America Dancers

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Miss America Betty Cantrell

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Trey Songz

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Balloon

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Jake Owen

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Mark Howe and Marty Howe

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Macy's Gobbler

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Ronald McDonald Balloon

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Andy Grammer

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Kool Aid Man

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Panic! At The Disco

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Balloon

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Macy's NYPD Balloon Man

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Kruiti Dance Academy

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Plain White T's

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Sponge Bob Square Pants Balloon

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Pirate Balloon

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Cirque Du Soleil

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Eruptor Balloon

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Sani Dance Performers

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Inchworm Balloon

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610 Stompers

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Mipso

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Angry Bird Balloon

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Chris Daughtry

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Thomas The Tank Engine Balloon

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J.U.M.P.

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Paddington Bear Balloon

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Andra Day

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Hippo Balloon

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Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson on the Build A Bear Float

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Toothless from How To Train Your Drago

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Harold the Fireman Balloon

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Dino Balloon

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The Cast of School of Rock

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Mercyme

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Pikachu Balloon

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The Aflac Duck

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Train

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Ocean Spray Cranberry Guys

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Pillsbury Dough Boy Balloon

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

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Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus Balloon

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Elf on a Shelf Balloon

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Candy Cane Balloon

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Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy on the Peanuts Float

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Snoopy and Woodstock Balloon

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Mariah Carey

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Spirit of America Dancers

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Charlie Elf, Kit Elf and CJ Elf Balloons

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Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus

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