Holiday Parade Balloons

ARTHUR
ARTHUR
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: The "Arthur" balloon is kept close to the ground as it makes its way down Broadway 26 November in New York during the 72nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Under new safety rules implemented since a spectator was struck and injured by a lamppost that was hit by a balloon at last year's parade, balloons were smaller and held under stricter control. AFP PHOTO Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
ASK.COM JEEVES
ASK.COM JEEVES
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: The Ask.com Jeeves balloon moves through Times Square in New York 23 November 2000 during the 74th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fourteen marching bands, several dozen floats and a dozen balloons braved the cold weather for the annual event. (Photo credit should read TEDDY BLACKBURN/AFP/Getty Images)
BABE
BABE
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Universal Pictures' "Babe" balloon makes its way down Broadway 26 November in New York during the 72nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. A steady rain fell thoughout the parade. High winds prevented several of the balloons from participating under new safety rules implemented since a spectator was struck and injured by a lamppost that was hit by a balloon at last year's parade. AFP PHOTO Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
BARNEY
BARNEY
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 27: New "Strike-Up the Band" Barney balloon at the 77th Annual Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade November 27, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Barney
BARNEY
BARNEY
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: The Barney balloon is carried past Macy's department store during the 76th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 28, 2002 in New York City. There were a total of 13 giant character balloons in the parade. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
BETTY BOOP
BETTY BOOP
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Handlers pull the Betty Boop balloon past Macy's department store (L), with the Empire State building in the background, 23 November during the 69th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Some 2 million people are estimated to attend the traditional parade of balloons and marching bands. (Photo credit should read JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)
BIG BIRD
BIG BIRD
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 24: Sesame Street's Big Bird balloon makes its way down Broadway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, November 24, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
BLUES CLUES
BLUES CLUES
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: The Blue Float moves through Times Square in New York 23 November 2000 during the 74th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fourteen marching bands, several dozen floats and a dozen balloons braved the cold weather for the annual event. (Photo credit should read TEDDY BLACKBURN/AFP/Getty Images)
BULLWINKLE THE MOOSE
BULLWINKLE THE MOOSE
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: The Bullwinkle the Moose balloon moves through Times Square in New York 23 November 2000 during the 74th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fourteen marching bands, several dozen floats and a dozen balloons braved the cold weather for the annual event. (Photo credit should read TEDDY BLACKBURN/AFP/Getty Images)
CANDY CANE BALLOON
CANDY CANE BALLOON
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 24: Three children watch a candy cane balloon make its way down Broadway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, on November 24, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
CARTOON RABBIT
CARTOON RABBIT
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: A cartoon balloon makes its way through the streets during the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
CARTOON TURKEY
CARTOON TURKEY
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 27: Parade participants guide a turkey float at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
CARTOON WORM
CARTOON WORM
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: Handlers operate a float through Columbus Circle during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York City. The 84th annual celebration featured approximately 8,000 participants including more 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers, twelve marching bands, and an assortment of celebrities in addition to 15 giant character balloons. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
CHARLIE BROWN
CHARLIE BROWN
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Charlie Brown makes his way through Times Sqaure during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York 25 November 2004. The parade features 59 baloons and 27 floats. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
CHARLIE BROWN
CHARLIE BROWN
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 24: Charlie Brown chases his football down Broadway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, November 24, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
CHARLIE BROWN
CHARLIE BROWN
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Making their debuts, the "Charlie Brown and the Elusive Football" balloons start down the route of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 28 November, 2002 in New York. The balloons are based on the popular character from the "Peanuts" comic strip. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
CHICKEN LITTLE
CHICKEN LITTLE
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: Onlookers watch from a balcony as a Chicken Little balloon floats down Broadway during the 78th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 25, 2004 in New York City. Thousands attended the parade which featured 15 giant character balloons and 27 floats. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
CURIOUS GEORGE
CURIOUS GEORGE
397645 01: The Curious George ballon floats down Broadway during the 75th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 22, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
DORA THE EXPLORER
DORA THE EXPLORER
New York, UNITED STATES: Dora the Explorer -- this years new balloon -- floats down Broadway during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York 24 November 2005. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO
DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: The Horton Hears a Who! balloon makes its way through the streets during the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
DR. SEUS' HORTON HEARS A WHO
DR. SEUS' HORTON HEARS A WHO
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: Crowds gather to watch the Horton the Elephant balloon as it hovers between Manhattan high rises during the 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on the Streets of Manhattan on November 26, 2009 in New York City. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in Canada and the United States and traditionally it is a time to give thanks for the harvest. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
ENERGIZER BUNNY
ENERGIZER BUNNY
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: A man with a child watch the Energizer Bunny float get inflated before the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 26, 2008 in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York. The balloon inflating the day before the famous annual parade has become a popular ceremony for New Yorkers, bringing children and adults alike to watch the massive floats take shape. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
GARFIELD
GARFIELD
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 27: New Macy's holiday ambassador Paws Incorporated's Garfield ballon at the The 77th Annual Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade November 27, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Garfield
GARFIELD
GARFIELD
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 23: The Garfield balloon is held close by the handlers as it makes its way down a rainy Broadway during the 80th Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, November 23, 2006 in New York City. Due to the weather conditions, the balloons were flown much lower than normal to avoid and mishaps. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
HELLO KITTY
HELLO KITTY
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: The Hello Kitty balloon is paraded during the 81st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)
HELLO KITTY
HELLO KITTY
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: The Hello Kitty balloon floats during the 81st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)
HOLIDAY GOOFY
HOLIDAY GOOFY
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: A helium-filled balloon of Disney character Goofy makes its way down Broadway 26 November, 1992. Goofy was the new balloon among 16 in the 66th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
HONEY NUT CHEERIOS BEE
HONEY NUT CHEERIOS BEE
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: The Honey Nut Cheerios Bee balloon moves through Times Square in New York during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 25 November 1999. The Honey Nut Cheerios Bee is one of three new balloons this year. AFP PHOTO Doug KANTER (Photo credit should read DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
IZZY, THE SUMMER OLYMPICS MASCOT
IZZY, THE SUMMER OLYMPICS MASCOT
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Izzy, the mascot for the 1996 Summer Olympics to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, makes his first appearance in the 67th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York 25 November 1993. Thousands of people turned out in chilly weather to watch the event. (Photo credit should read BOB STRONG/AFP/Getty Images)
JIMMY NEUTRON
JIMMY NEUTRON
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: The Jimmy Neutron balloon waits to be deflated during the 76th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 28, 2002 in New York City. There were a total of 13 giant character balloons in the parade. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
KERMIT THE FROG
KERMIT THE FROG
Kermit the Frog floats down the street as a part of the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ELIZABETH PANTALEO (Photo credit should read Elizabeth Pantaleo/AFP/Getty Images)
KERMIT THE FROG
KERMIT THE FROG
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: The Kermit the Frog balloon floats down the street at the 76th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Herald Square November 28, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
KUNG FU PANDA
KUNG FU PANDA
Kung Fu Panda floats down Broadway in Times Square as he joins the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
LITTLE BILL
LITTLE BILL
Nickelodeon's "Little Bill" takes a practice flight to prepare for its debut as the first African American balloon in the 76th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersery. November 9, 2002. Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
MICKEY MOUSE
MICKEY MOUSE
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: The Mickey Sailor balloon makes its way through the streets during the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
BAND LEADER MICKEY MOUSE
BAND LEADER MICKEY MOUSE
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: Bandleader Mickey Mouse moves through Times Square in New York 23 November 2000 during the 74th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fourteen marching bands, several dozen floats and a dozen balloons braved the cold weather for the annual event. (Photo credit should read TEDDY BLACKBURN/AFP/Getty Images)
MICKEY MOUSE
MICKEY MOUSE
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: A Mickey Mouse float moves down the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade route November 25, 2010 in New York City. This year's annual parade features approximately 8,000 participants, 15 giant character balloons and 43 novelty balloons. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
MR. MONOPOLY
MR. MONOPOLY
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: The "Mr. Monopoly" balloon makes its way down Broadway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 28 November, 2002 in New York. The balloon is based on the popular character from the Monopoly board game. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
MR. MONOPOLY
MR. MONOPOLY
New York, NOVEMBER 27 2003. A MR. Monopoly balloon crossing 36th street and 7th avenue after completing the Thanksgiving Day parade. Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images.
PIKACHU
PIKACHU
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 23: The Pikachu balloon makes its way down a rainy Broadway during the 80th Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, November 23, 2006 in New York City. Due to the weather conditions, the balloons were flown much lower than normal to avoid and mishaps.(Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
PIKACHU
PIKACHU
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: The Pikachu balloon floats in Times Square during the 81st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)
PIKACHU
PIKACHU
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: The "Pikachu" balloon sponsored by The Pokemon Company floats down Broadway during the 75th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 22 November 2001 in New York. New Yorkers crowded the streets to watch the 75th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, an extravaganza of 15 giant balloons and marching bands with an added touch of patriotism. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
PINK PANTHER
PINK PANTHER
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Spectators on the balcony of a building in New York's Times Square watch as the Pink Panther balloon floats by during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 28 November. This is the 70th anniversary of the event. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY
PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: The Pillsbury Doughboy float moves past the Time Warner Center during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York City. The 84th annual celebration featured approximately 8,000 participants including more 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers, twelve marching bands, and an assortment of celebrities in addition to 15 giant character balloons. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
RONALD McDONALD
RONALD McDONALD
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: A Ronald McDonald balloon floats as spectators watch from their apartment balcony during the 81st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, November 22, 2007. (Photo by Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)
RONALD McDONALD
RONALD McDONALD
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: The Ronald McDonald balloon makes his way through Times Square during the 76th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 28, 2002 in New York City. There were a total of 13 giant character balloons in the parade. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RONALD McDONALD
RONALD McDONALD
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: The Ronald McDonald balloon floats down Broadway during the 78th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 25, 2004 in New York City. Thousands attended the parade which featured 15 giant character balloons and 27 floats. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
THE RUGRATS & DEXTER
THE RUGRATS & DEXTER
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Nickelodeon's Rugrats balloon (L) makes its way down Broadway 26 November in New York during the 72nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Cartoon Network's Dexter balloon (R) follows as a steady rain fell throughout the parade. High winds prevented several of the balloons from participating under new safety rules implemented since a spectator was struck and injured by a lamppost that was hit by a balloon at last year's parade. AFP PHOTO Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
THE RUGRATS
THE RUGRATS
397627 02: A Macy's worker nets one of the "Rugrats" characters floats November 21, 2001 at the float inflation zone in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is having its 75th anniversary, with added security and patriotic floats in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on America. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
THE RUGRATS
THE RUGRATS
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade watchers hide under umbrellas as the Rugrats balloon moves through Times Square in New York 25 November 1999. Despite the rain, thousands lined the streets of Broadway for the 73rd Annual parade. AFP PHOTO Doug KANTER (Photo credit should read DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
SCOOBY DOO
SCOOBY DOO
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 23: The Scooby-Doo balloon makes its way down a rainy Broadway during the 80th Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, November 23, 2006 in New York City. Due to the weather conditions, the balloons were flown much lower than normal to avoid any mishaps. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
SCOOBY DOO
SCOOBY DOO
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: A Scooby Doo balloon floats during the 81st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2007, in New York City. (Photo by Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)
SHREK
SHREK
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: A float depicting the cartoon character Shrek moves down the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade route November 25, 2010 in New York City. The 84th annual celebration featured approximately 8,000 participants including more 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers, twelve marching bands, and an assortment of celebrities in addition to 15 giant character balloons. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
SHREK
SHREK
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: The Shrek balloon floats in the air during the 81st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)
THE SMURFS
THE SMURFS
A Smurf balloon floats through Times Square during the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ELIZABETH PANTALEO (Photo credit should read Elizabeth Pantaleo/AFP/Getty Images)
THE SMURFS
THE SMURFS
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: The Smurf float moves through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York City. This year's annual parade features approximately 8,000 participants, 15 giant character balloons and 43 novelty balloons. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
SNOOPY
SNOOPY
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: The Snoopy float glides down Central Park South during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York City. This year's annual parade features approximately 8,000 participants, 15 giant character balloons and 43 novelty balloons. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Snoopy is spotted in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
SNOOPY
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 23: The Snoopy balloon makes its way through Columbus Circle during the 80th Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, November 23, 2006 in New York City. Due to the weather conditions, the balloons were flown much lower than normal to avoid any mishaps.(Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
Snoopy is spotted in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
SPIDERMAN
SPIDERMAN
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: The Spiderman balloon makes its way through the streets during the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon makes his way through the streets during the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: Onlookers watch as the giant SpongeBob Squarepants balloon passes in Times Square during the 78th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 25, 2004 in New York City. Thousands attended the parade which featured 15 giant character balloons and 27 floats. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 25: A float depicting the cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants moves down the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade route November 25, 2010 in New York City. The 84th annual celebration featured approximately 8,000 participants including more 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers, twelve marching bands, and an assortment of celebrities in addition to 15 giant character balloons. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 27: Parade participants guide a SpongeBob SquarePants float at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
SUPER GROVER
SUPER GROVER
New York, UNITED STATES: Sesame Workshop's Super Grover floats down Broadway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York 24 November 2005. The 79th Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade started on schedule amid concerns that windy weather might ground the famous balloons. The parade, which has been an annual event since 1924, is expected to draw an estimated 2.5 million spectators and 44 million television viewers, according the retail store. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
SUPER GROVER
SUPER GROVER
New York, NOVEMBER 27 2003. A Grover balloon floating above a NYPD Police officer, at the Thanksgiving Day parade, passing Macy's at 34th street. Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images.
UNCLE SAM
UNCLE SAM
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 27: Parade participants guide a float at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 24: A family sits on a board between two ladders for a better view as they watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, on November 24, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
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