Up, up and away! Macy’s showcases balloon inflation for Thanksgiving Parade

This year’s holiday flight will include many classic characters like the Pillsbury Doughboy, Baby Yoda, Smokey the Bear, Ronald McDonald, and more.

News 12 Staff

Nov 23, 2022, 10:12 PM

Updated 566 days ago

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The holiday spirit was felt on the Upper West Side of Manhattan Wednesday, thanks to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’s balloons.  
This year’s holiday flight will include many classic characters like the Pillsbury Doughboy, Baby Yoda, Smokey the Bear, Ronald McDonald, and more.  
Some new balloons will be joining the parade, like the Baby Shark and Stuart the Minion. 
There are multiple road closures across the Upper West Side of Manhattan that will last through the Thanksgiving Day Parade. 
For the first time this year, visitors will be able to see certain floats between 81st and 86th streets.


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