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See pictures of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013 (slide show)

Not even chilly temps and heavy winds could keep the balloons, floats, celebrities and performers down during yesterday’s annual parade.

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

Photograph: Filip Wolak

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013


Despite predictions for a balloon-grounding storm on Turkey Day, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade went on without a hitch on Thursday, November 28. Now in its 87th year, the procession made its way from 77th Street and Central Park West down to 34th Street and Seventh Avenue.

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While most of America watched from home before sitting down to dinner, confetti flew, cheerleaders twirled, clowns roller-skated, Broadway performers danced and sang, and celebrities hailed brave paradegoers in 30-degree weather. Notable guests this year included Jimmy Fallon with the cast of Sesame Street, Ariana Grande, Auston Mahone, Debby Ryan and lots more. The crowd was also treated to 16 giant balloons—tethered extra-tight due to strong winds!—including Spider-Man, Buzz Lightyear and Snoopy with his pal Woodstock. As always, Santa Claus concluded the parade. Relive all of the morning's festivities by clicking through our slide show above.


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