High-flying balloon characters were the stars at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


A man inspects a float of Tom Turkey that is lined up for the Macy

This year’s parade, by the numbers, included 16 giant balloons, 28 floats, 40 novelty and heritage inflatables, 12 marching bands, 10 performance groups, 700 clowns and one Santa Claus.

(Image credit: Andres Kudacki/AP)

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