Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Gigantic balloons floated down New York's streets for the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 24), drawing huge crowds to sidewalks and an even bigger audience to television sets. Parade organizers said 50 million TV viewers were expected to watch the enormous helium balloons shaped like Mickey Mouse, Snoopy, Spider-Man and other beloved characters towed from Central Park to Herald Square in midtown Manhattan.