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Video: Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons inflate

Posted at 8:54 AM, Nov 24, 2016
 

There are 30 balloons in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is in its 90th year.

When the parade originated in 1924, it was themed around Christmas. It became a Thanksgiving parade in 1927, and that's also when the giant balloons debuted, replacing live zoo animals.