The 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in photos

The 2021 parade was the first pre-pandemic form.

ByABC News
November 24, 2022, 1:20 PM

The 96th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York returned with its spectacular mix of giant character helium balloons, floats, marching bands, performance groups, celebrities, clowns, and the one-and-only Santa Claus. Last year's parade was the first pre-pandemic form after 2020's event was made for TV only.

This year's parade included thousands of marchers through the streets and about three million spectators were expected to line the parade route to watch in person.

PHOTO: Astronaut Snoopy balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
Astronaut Snoopy balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
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PHOTO: Grogu balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
Grogu balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
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PHOTO: Performers take part in the 96th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
Performers take part in the 96th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
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PHOTO: Performers participate in the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
Performers participate in the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
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PHOTO: The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon is seen during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon is seen during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
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PHOTO: Handlers pull the Smokey Bear balloon down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 24, 2022, in New York.
Handlers pull the Smokey Bear balloon down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 24, 2022, in New York.
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PHOTO: Joss Stone gestures during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
Joss Stone gestures during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
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PHOTO: Santa Claus gestures during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
Santa Claus gestures during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 24, 2022.
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