In Pictures: Colourful characters fly high over Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

Well-known characters seen flying above the Big Apple included Bluey and Stuart the Minion.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Thousands of spectators lined the streets of New York as colourful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the traditional US holiday season at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, saw mostly sunny skies and a slight breeze on Thursday morning.

International cartoon sensation Bluey, the Australian cattle pup, was making her parade debut, with a balloon in her likeness towering as tall as a four-storey building and stretching as wide as seven taxi cabs. Stuart, the one-eyed Minion, was also there, as well as a number of other well-known children’s characters.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
Stuart the Minion (AP)
Workers inflate a balloon of the Dragon Ball character Goku (AP)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
A man inspects a float of Tom Turkey (AP)
Ronald McDonald
Ronald McDonald (AP)
Baby Shark
Baby Shark, just ahead of Sinclair’s Dino (AP)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
A child watches as the balloons are inflated (AP)
Thanksgiving Parade
Cheerleaders from the University of Missouri marching band walk down Central Park South (AP)
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
A woman looks at an inflated helium balloon of Ronald McDonald (AP)

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