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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 (slide show)

Check out our photos of the balloons (Hello Kitty!, Papa Smurf!), floats and performers at the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Photograph: Filip Wolak

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

On Thursday, November 22, scores of New York families gathered on the streets of Manhattan for the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Catching it live on the streets of the city is definitely an experience every city kid should have at least once, in our opinion). The parade, which took a new route this year down Sixth Avenue, was full of first-time balloons like Hello Kitty, Papa Smurf and Elf on a Shelf; fun floats (Dora the Explorer, Sesame Street, Sprout TV network); and top-notch performances from Broadway favorites like Annie and Elf. We spotted tons of kids—including some little ones celebrating their very first Thanksgiving—who couldn't keep their eyes off the jumbo balloons. If your crew was out-of-town or just decided to watch the festivities at home on the small screen, click through our slide show to see what you missed. 



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