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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades from years past

6:50 PM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
  • 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 by DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • A balloon and stars kicks off the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, November 23, 2006 in New York City. This marks the 80th anniversary of the parade which features their famous balloons along with bands, clowns and Santa Claus.(Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
  • The Kermit the Frog balloon is prepared for deflation after completing its route 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)
  • Nickelodeon's Miranda Cosgrove rides down Broadway on The Statue Of Liberty Float for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
  • A Sikh parade-watcher waves patriotic paraphernalia during the 75th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 22, 2001, in New York City. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
  • The cast of 'The Producers' performs 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)
  • Sesame Street's Big Bird and friends perform 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)
  • Actor Harvey Fierstein dressed as his interpretation of 'Mrs. Santa Claus' prepares for the start of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 27 November, 2003, on Central Park West in New York. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Football star Joe Namath yells to the crowd as he passes on a float 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)
  • Nickelodeon's SpongeBob Squarepants floats down Broadway during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York 24 November 2005. (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Millenium Snoopy moves into Times Square behind Cloe the Clown and the Macy's Star Balloon in New York during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 25 November 1999. The Millenium Snoopy is one of three new balloons this year. (Photo by DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Teen pop music group O Town perform in the 75th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 22, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)
  • 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 by TEDDY BLACKBURN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 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 by BOB STRONG/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 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 by JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 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. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The Spiderman balloon is steered down Broadway into Times Square in New York 27 November as part of the 71st annual Macy's Thanksgiving day parade. Some seventeen big balloons joined with marching bands and clowns in the annual celebration of the holiday. (Photo by JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • 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. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Dora the Explorer and Shout of The Fresh Beat Band make their way through NYC streets on Dora's Christmas Carol float during the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
    
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Here's a look at Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades from the past 20 years. Photos courtesy of Getty Images and NBC.

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