Macy's Parade through the Years

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1929 - A large outdoor float of Captain Nemo makes its way down the street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, on Nov. 28, 1929. Originally known as the Macy's Christmas Parade, the Thanksgiving Day parade started in 1924. (AP PhotoFile)
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1930 - The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade passes down Broadway in New York on Nov. 27, 1930. The parade's first giant balloons debuted in 1927. (AP PhotoFile)
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1957 - A giant turkey float squeezes between buildings as the 31st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade moves down Broadway near 37th Street in New York, Nov. 28, 1957. The parade's first giant balloons debuted in 1927. (AP PhotoJohn Lindsay, File)
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1940 - In this 1940 handout photo, a helium inflated Superman rises over Times Square to lead the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1940. According to Macy's, in 1929, a newly added safety valve allowed helium to slowly seep out of the balloons as they floated above the city's streets. (AP PhotoFile)
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1946 - A giant baseball player float moves down Seventh Avenue during the Macy' Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 28, 1946. (AP PhotoJohn Rooney, File)
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1933 - The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way down Broadway in New York City on Nov. 30, 1933. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marched through New York City for an 87th time on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. (AP PhotoFile)
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1958 - Members of the Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes perform in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Nov. 27, 1958. Police reportedly estimated more than 1.2 million people watched the parade in 1958. (AP PhotoJohn Lindsay, File)
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1959 - A helium-filled Popeye balloon participates in the 33rd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Times Square, New York, on Nov. 26, 1959. An estimated 1.3 million people watched the parade in 1959. (AP PhotoFile)
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2013 - A giant Snoopy balloon is marched through Columbus Circle during the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. After fears the balloons could be grounded if sustained winds exceeded 23 mph, Snoopy, Spider-Man and the rest of the iconic balloons received the all-clear from the New York Police Department to fly between Manhattan skyscrapers on Thursday. (AP PhotoJohn Minchillo)
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2013 - Alan Nava, 9, top left, of Queens, N.Y., reacts as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles float approaches during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. (AP PhotoJulio Cortez)
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1981 - Entertainer Donny Osmond stands atop a turkey float, as a balloon depicting "Linus the Lion Hearted" and a float portraying a pilgrim woman move down Broadway in New York City during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, on Nov. 26, 1981. (AP PhotoFile)
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1962 - Comedian Jimmy Durante rides on a Jumbo the elephant float during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Nov. 22, 1962. (AP PhotoFile)
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2013 - A police officer stands on Sixth Avenue as a giant fireman balloon passes during the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. (AP PhotoJohn Minchillo)
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2013 - A performer on the Cirque du Soleil float cheers after firing confetti into the crowd on Sixth Avenue during the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. (AP PhotoJohn Minchillo)
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2006 - A group of children watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade pass by from an apartment window on Central Park West, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, in New York. (AP PhotoJulie Jacobson, File)
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1983 - In this handout photo, Miss America Vanessa Williams joins two members of the 1983 McDonald's All-American High School Band in New York, Nov. 22, 1983, in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Leslie Crowley, second from left, and Jeff Hanson, right, both from Utah, are among the 104 high school musicians selected annually to participate in the band. (AP PhotoFile)
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1988 - Garfield the Cat floats above the Winter Garden Theater, the home of the musical "Cats," as the balloon is led down Broadway in New York City as part of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 24, 1988. (AP PhotoMark Lennihan, File)
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2005 - Charlie Brown is reflected in a puddle as he floats down Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005. (AP PhotoMary Schwalm, File)
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2002 - Little Bill, based on Bill Cosby's "Little Bill" book series, makes his debut on Broadway in the 76th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002. The 2002 parade featured 1,000 cheerleaders, 500 clowns, 25 floats, 12 marching bands, 10 novelty balloons, four toy floats and three balloon-floats. (AP PhotoSuzanne Plunkett, File)
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2003 - Kaycie Gamblin, 6, left, and Brandon Gamblin, 11, of Hicksville, N.Y., watch as the Ronald McDonald balloon floats down Broadway in Times Square, during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday Nov. 27, 2003, in New York. (AP PhotoMary Altaffer, File)

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Browse a slideshow of Associated Press photos from past Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades.

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