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Latest Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Stories

2008-10-22 21:00:12

The Smurfs are set to make their first appearance in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment said. The popular blue creatures were first featured in comic books by Belgian cartoonist Peyo on Oct. 23, 1958. They later inspired an animated television series, as well as lines of toys, games and collectibles. A 47-foot-high character helium balloon and Smurf-themed float will be included in the 82nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...

2008-10-22 18:00:17

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow will be positively Smurfy as the world marks the 50th Smurfday of the Smurfs, the blue heroes that first appeared in the comic books by Belgian cartoonist Peyo (a/k/a Pierre Culliford) October 23, 1958. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081022/LAW110) In honor of their Smurfday, the Smurfs will be celebrating as they make their first-time-ever appearance in the 82nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R). As they make the journey...

2008-07-28 09:01:09

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- From the Jungle of Nool to the canyons of Broadway, this Thanksgiving millions of New York City residents will feel like tiny little Whos in comparison to the larger-than-life proportions of Dr. Seuss' Horton the Elephant! On Thursday, November 27th at 9 A.M. Dr. Seuss' Horton will make his debut as a giant character helium balloon in the 82nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R). New Yorkers and visitors alike will marvel at the lovable...

2005-11-24 14:33:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two spectators, an 11-year-old girl and a 26-year old woman, were injured on Thursday when a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade hit a lamp post in Times Square, police spokesman Sgt. Steven Rodriguez said. "The 11-year-old girl was hit in the head and the woman suffered injuries to her shoulder" when portions of the light fixture were knocked loose, he said. Both were taken to Bellevue Hospital and are listed in stable condition. Their names have not been...

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2004-11-26 00:00:00

Across the country, millions of Americans gathered with family and friends on Thanksgiving to enjoy gut-busting feasts and take in holiday traditions such as football and parades. Despite 30-degree temperatures and biting wind, Carl Williams was up at sunrise Thursday to prepare turkey legs, bratwurst, hamburgers and hot dogs on an outdoor grill in Detroit before the city's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. He had a lot of cooking to do. Thousands of people braved the chilly weather for the...

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2004-11-25 21:00:01

Despite 30-degree temperatures and biting wind, Carl Williams was up at sunrise Thursday to prepare turkey legs, bratwurst, hamburgers and hot dogs on an outdoor grill in Detroit before the city's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. He had a lot of cooking to do. Thousands of people braved the chilly weather for the parade before football fans from the Detroit Lions-Indianapols Colts game across the street started showing up. "Shoot, this is the place to be," Williams said as he warmed his...

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2004-11-25 18:00:01

Across the country, millions of Americans gathered with family and friends on Thanksgiving to enjoy gut-busting feasts and take in holiday traditions such as football and parades. Despite 30-degree temperatures and biting wind, Carl Williams was up at sunrise Thursday to prepare turkey legs, bratwurst, hamburgers and hot dogs on an outdoor grill in Detroit before the city's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. He had a lot of cooking to do. Thousands of people braved the chilly weather for the...

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2004-11-25 15:00:02

NEW YORK - Already a TV and movie star, SpongeBob SquarePants had a leading role Thursday as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off the holiday season with bands, floats and enormous balloons. The parade, featuring 59 balloons and 27 floats, stepped off just after 9 a.m. and began its procession toward Herald Square in Manhattan. "This is awesome," said Sean Upton, who lives in New York now but is originally from South Africa. "This is a really unique American holiday. You don't...

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2004-11-25 09:00:02

NEW YORK - SpongeBob Squarepants is the new attraction in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's the 78th annual parade stepping off from Central Park heading downtown. The parade features 59 balloons, including 15 of the giant helium balloons that need dozens of handlers to hold down. There had been some concern that high winds would make it too difficult to control the giant balloons, but this morning's weather forecast is good news. Light winds and temperatures are approaching...