Skip to comments.The Mishaps and Milestones of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons
Posted on 11/23/2017 4:29:23 AM PST by Cecily
A hippopotamus soared over the ocean. A cartoon character burst into flames after drifting into a high-tension wire. And a 60-foot cat sent a plane and its two passengers plummeting.
These are just some of the fates met by the giant balloons that have glided through the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York over the years.
Around 3.5 million people are expected to line Manhattans streets on Thursday to watch this years parade, and millions more will view it on NBC. There will be floats, marching bands and clowns on stilts. But the enormous balloons remain one of the biggest draws.
Here is a closer look at milestones and mishaps involving the helium-filled characters sailing overhead, and the curiosities of a nearly century-old holiday tradition.
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I just hope Santa doesn’t show up drunk. Never know where you can get a replacement.
Ahh, Mr. Pitt holding one of the ropes....
What a hoot it would be if they did get a replacement and it turned out to be the real Kris Kringle!
Haven't you heard?
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