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Crowds celebrate at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Spectators of all ages were oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wound their way through Manhattan in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thursday's spectacle featured six new giant balloons,

News 12 Staff

Nov 27, 2014, 10:39 PM

Updated 3,494 days ago

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Spectators of all ages were oohing and ahhing as giant inflated characters wound their way through Manhattan in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Thursday's spectacle featured six new giant balloons, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington Bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger.
It was around 37 degrees with a hint of drizzle and light winds as clowns shot a burst of confetti from canisters to get the show rolling.
The honor of leading the parade went to the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band from Western Carolina University.
The musicians were hoping to set two records: one for the most cymbal players (55) and one for the largest band (505 members).
Veteran clown Steve Smith says all the happy kids really "make the parade."
 


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