HD Photos Gallery : Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012

HD Photos Gallery : Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012

New York City : NY : USA | Nov 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM PST
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Celebrities at  2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

More than 3 million people hits New York city streets on Thursday, Nov. 22, to watch the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which kicked off at 9 am at 77th Street and Central Park in West Manhattan, reports AP.

New Yorkers tried today to put their troubles behind them after Superstorm Sandy sweeps through their City in October 30, as they enjoyed watching their favorite fairy-tale characters balloons characters float up to the sky such as Kung Fu Panda, Snoopy dog, Shrek, Spiderman and other characters.

Many famous Singers participated in the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in U.S. - started in 1924- including Rapper Flo Rida, Rachel Crow, Jimmy Fallon, Don McLean, Colbie Caillat, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Carmine while celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Mannheim Steamroller band and rock band Neon Trees.were among special guests.

Macy's stores cheered Superstorm Sandy victims by offering free meals, front row seats to the parade and all proceeds from the sale of this year's parade tickets and transportation will go to 5,000 people most affected by Superstorm Sandy.

"It means a lot," "We're thankful to be here and actually be a family and to feel like life's a little normal today," said Karen Panetta, of the hard-hit Broad Channel section of Queens.

Sources: Associated Press and Wikipedia

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The Spiderman balloon at Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York / Reuters
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