Macy’s is huffing and puffing once again.

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Holy crap, is it that time of year already???

According to NY1, Macy’s tested out three new balloons for their Thanksgiving Day Parade this weekend: Shrek, Abby Cadabby (huh?), and Hello Kitty.

I’ve often wondered how they choose which characters get chosen for balloon immortality… And I have to say, this sometimes jaded New Yorker has always had a bit of a soft spot for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you’re in town, live or are staying on the Upper West Side, and the weather’s good (this is key), there’s really nothing else like it.

And don’t forget, you can head up to the Museum of Natural History on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving and watch them blow up all the balloons. It’s pretty fun and festive, though probably even more crowded than the parade itself!

[image from here]

1 Comment so far

  1. Noah (unregistered) on November 13th, 2007 @ 6:22 pm

    That balloon looks dirty….



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