21 memorable Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons

Since 1924, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has kicked off the holiday shopping season with floats, bands and (since 1927) its signature giant helium balloons. We take a look back at some of the parade's most memorable balloons, from 1939's Tin Man — a tribute to "The Wizard of Oz," which was released the same year — to a Bart Simpson balloon that split a seam in high winds.

Text by Kris Collingridge | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Nov 25, 2012 6:55AM
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sinclair gasoline, the good ol' days!
Nov 21, 2012 1:38PM
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Too many recent ones. Not enough time to be nostalgic about the ones from the years in the 2000's. The older pics in black and white remind me of "Miracle on 34th St.".
Nov 20, 2012 3:06PM
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I think it's nice to see the OLD ones
Nov 20, 2012 3:00PM
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Why they won't showcase Black Kyurem & White Kyurem in thanksgiving parade this year?
Nov 20, 2012 1:34PM
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That's funny. The more Bart deflates, the more he looks like Abe Simpson. LOL!
Nov 20, 2012 11:47AM
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According to Macy's parade site () the first year the balloons were used was 1927, not 1926 as shown in the introduction to this article.
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