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The new balloons coming to this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Rebecca Fontana

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This year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade performers include Tony Bennett, Sarah McLaughlin and stars from Hamilton, but most important, it’s getting new balloons!

There was a test flight for the newbies this weekend at Citi Field to prep the balloons for the 90th annual parade and make sure they don’t blow it. Newcomers to the lineup include a new Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon and characters from new Disney movie Trolls. There are also some oldies but goodies: Charlie Brown reappears after a four-year absence, and there’s a new replica of the very first Macy’s parade balloon, 1927’s Felix the Cat.

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The parade will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at 9am. If you want to watch them get inflated the night before, head to the American Museum of Natural History between 3–10pm. 


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