The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since its origin in 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been the official kickoff to the holiday season, introducing a cherished march of magic that has dazzled generations of fans for more than 90 years.

Every year, this family tradition is seen by more than 3.5 million people in New York and 50 million people at home, all tuned in to see giant balloons, one-of-a-kind floats, amazing performances and much, much more. (Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade)

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The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The first appearance of “Frozen’s” Olaf balloon in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

People in the holiday spirit dressed as turkeys fill the parade route before the start of the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Members of the U.S. Air Force Band from Washington, D.C., await the start of the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A clown from the Parade Brigade showers the photographer with confetti at the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A youngster along the parade route awaits the start of the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Hi-Roller Skating Clowns pose for a photo before the start of the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Prairie View A&M Marching Storm from Prairie View, Texas, marches in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Bravo’s “Top Chef” Tom Turkey float in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A clown from the Parade Brigade poses for a photo with one of New York’s Finest during the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

“Ice Age’s” Scrat & His Acorn give chase down Central Park West in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A performer smiles while entertaining the crowd along the parade route in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A Viking Clown is smiles while entertaining the crowds along the parade route in the 91st Macy’€™s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Ronald McDonald float dons a snappy 6-foot-long bow tie that is perfect attire for the 91st Macy’€™s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A performer smiles while entertaining the crowd along the parade route in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger balloon is led down Central Park West in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The West Harrison High School Band from Gulfport, Miss., marches during the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

YouTube personality JoJo Siwa entertains the large crowds on the Nickelodeon “Shimmer and Shine” float during the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Grinch balloon will attempt to steal some holiday cheer in his first-ever appearance in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Greg Heffley balloon is led down Central Park West in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Singer Kat Graham performs on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles float from Nickelodeon in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nickelodeon’s “Paw Patrol’s” Chase balloon makes its debut at the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. Chase’s cap could cover an NYPD squad car. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The DreamWorks Animation “Trolls” balloon hitches a ride on the Caterbus down Central Park West in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Harold the Baseball Player novelty balloon floats along Central Park in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The U.S. Air Force marches during the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Miss America Cara Mund from North Dakota waves to the crowds in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A member of the Red Hot Mamas waves to the crowd along the parade route in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Country singer-songwriter Cam waves to the large crowds in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo:Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Harold the Policeman novelty balloon floats in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Good grief! the Charlie Brown balloon looks all tangled up in that kite during the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Angry Birds’ Red could be up to no good with an egg in his right hand on Central Park West in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Ohio University Marching Band from Athens, Ohio, marches in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Youngsters are covered in confetti thrown by clowns on Central Park West during the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Parade Day Mischief from Sour Patch Kids Candy makes its way down the parade route past Trump International in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. This is its first appearance in the Macy’s parade. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants brings some holiday cheer to the large crowds on the parade route watching the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A performer from “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” smiles while entertaining the crowd along the parade route in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Davis High School Marching Band from Kaysville, Utah, marches in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Elf on the Shelf balloon is led down Sixth Avenue just in time for the holiday season during the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Snoopy’s Doghouse float hosts a cast of your favorite characters from the Peanuts series in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Aflac Balloonicle steers down Sixth Avenue in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy’s Great American Marching Band marches in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)