The sights and sounds of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The iconic turkey float sets off the parade.

NEW YORK (AP) — The big balloons are soaring — and so are the crowd’s spirits — as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way through the streets of New York City.

There’d been some concerns about whether the wind could keep 16 giant balloons grounded on Thursday. But the parade went off without a hitch.

Balloon handlers were keeping a tight grip on their inflated characters. The wind was around 26 mph.

The cheering throngs were bundled against a 30-degree chill, but the sun was shining.

People lifted small children onto their shoulders.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter