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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons come to life on UWS


The Upper West Side is buzzing with pleasure as individuals from all around the nation and the world come to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons come to life. 

Giant helium tanks stand on the able to inflate 16 large character balloons and 40 smaller inflatables on deck to drift by the sky tomorrow morning. 

“To be honest, it’s extraordinary,” mentioned Jacobi Bennett. 

Families from all around the nation flocked to the Upper West Side to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade come to life earlier than their eyes.

“Definitely excited about balloons. A sight to see in person. No idea how they get down the streets with those, but it’s great to look at and I see the excitement it’s generating and it’s just a cool atmosphere,” mentioned William Bennet. 

For the primary time this year, spectators get a sneak peek of this year’s parade floats, that includes dancing elephants, large tug boats, a “Chock-O-Meter,” and Lego lover’s dream. 

“We traveled all the way from California to see the floats. It’s so cool to see them after watching them on TV every year,” mentioned Los Angeles resident Kyra Wong. 

Gianna, 4, acquired the shock of her life when she noticed Papa Smurf. 

Macy’s says every balloon could have 80-90 handlers maintaining it straight because the parade weaves by Midtown. 

The line to enter closes at 6:00 p.m., however when you’re inside, you may benefit from the sights and sounds till 10 p.m. 

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