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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade photos: Balloons, floats and more

The 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marched through Manhattan Thursday morning, thrilling New Yorkers and tourists alike.

This year's parade included appearances by celebrities like John Legend and Rita Ora, but the big stars of the show were, of course, the iconic balloons.

If you couldn't make it to the parade or slept through the TV broadcast, scroll down to see the highlights.

The start of the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The start of the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan on Thursday.

The Elf on a Shelf, one of the
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

The Elf on the Shelf, one of the biggest balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

Crowds were bundled up on Sixth Avenue during
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

A young is excited to see the giant balloons passing by on Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

Trolls float down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

Branch and Poppy from "Trolls" float down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

A marching band performs as they head down
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

Members of a marching band perform as they head down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

Crowds keep warm in sleeping bags during the
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

Spectators keep warm in sleeping bags during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

Diana Ross and her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross,
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Diana Ross rides on a float down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

Balloon handlers try to stay warm as they
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Balloon handlers try to stay warm as they wait for the start of the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The coldest Thanksgiving Day on record was Nov. 30, 1871, which topped out at a chilly 22 degrees.

Participants get ready for the start of the
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Participants get ready for the start of the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

People are bundled up in many different ways
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

People are bundled up in many different ways, trying to keep warm before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Crowds get in the holiday spirit before the
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

People are bundled up in many different ways, trying to keep warm before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Cop keeps eye on the crowd as loats,
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An NYPD officer keeps his eye on the crowd as floats, balloons, bands and clowns march on Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

New this year, a Balloonicle called Little Cloud
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

New this year, a Balloonicle called Little Cloud debuts at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

People are bundled up in many different ways
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

People are bundled up in many different ways, trying to keep warm before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The Nutcracker floats above Sixth Avenue at 42nd
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The Nutcracker floats above Sixth Avenue at 42nd Street during the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.

A wind gust pushes the Elf on the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A wind gust pushes the Elf on the Shelf towards spectators on Sixth Avenue at 42nd Street during the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. 

People are bundled up in many different ways,
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

People are bundled up in many different ways, trying to keep warm before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Sunny the Snowpal is pushed by the wind
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Sunny the Snowpal is pushed by the wind as it makes its way down Sixth Avenue during its debut at the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan on Thursday.

Goku floats above Central Park West as he
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Goku floats above Central Park West as he makes his debut during the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.

Clowns wave as they march down Sixth Avenue
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Clowns wave as they march down Sixth Avenue during the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.

A member of the NYPD's Counterterrorism Bureau patrols
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A member of the NYPD's Counterterrorism Bureau patrols during the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said there is no specific threat against this year’s parade.

EGOT winner John Legend waves to spectators on
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EGOT winner John Legend waves to spectators on Central Park West during the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan on Thursday.

Fleck, Bjorn, Jojo and Hugg float above Sixth
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Fleck, Bjorn, Jojo and Hugg float above Sixth Avenue during the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.

The 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its
Photo Credit: Newsday/Ken Sawchuk

The 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way down Sixth Avenue in Manhattan.

The Thanksgiving Day Parade was very cold on
Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

The Thanksgiving Day Parade was very cold on Sixth Avenue.

Santa's sleigh travels along Sixth Avenue during the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Santa's sleigh travels along Sixth Avenue during the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.

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