Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way through Central Park

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way through Central Park

The 96th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City made a spectacular return as crowds gathered in the thousands to watch cowgirls pirouette along Central Park drenched in glorious sunlight, giant clowns pass office windows and famous faces wave from flotillas.

The Tom Turkey float leads the way down Central Park West, led by police officers on motorcycles.

Spectators line the streets as clowns, floats and balloons go by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The parade makes its way down Central Park West as spectators toss confetti. The annual Macy's parade includes 16 giant character balloons, 28 floats and 12 marching bands. More than 2.5 million spectators were expected to come out for it, according to organizers.

Emma Broyles, Miss America 2022 waves to the crowd as onlookers watch a giant Bluey float pass by their window.

The University of Missouri marching band makes its way down Central Park West.

People gather on the balcony of the Langham hotel as floats pass.

Crowds line the street and pack windows to get a view of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 24, 2022 in New York City, one year after the first parade since the Covid 19 pandemic stopped the annual celebration.