Sunday, November 30, 2014

2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation

One of my favorite things to do in New York is to attend the balloon inflation for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This takes place on the Wednesday night before the parade. The photographs are mine except as noted.

Welcome to the 88th Annual Macy's Inflation Celebration
Photo by Cathy Calabria

Harold the Fireman
Photo by Cathy Calabria

Chloe the Holiday Clown balloonicle
Photo by Cathy Calabria

Snoopy and Woodstock
Photo by Cathy Calabria

Snoopy and Woodstock
Photo by Cathy Calabria

Eruptor (from Skylanders), new for 2014
Wiggleworm
Spider-Man
Photo by Cathy Calabria

Spider-Man

Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Finn & Jake
Pikachu, a new version for 2014

The Pillsbury Doughboy, a new version for 2014

Papa Smurf and Candy Cane
Photo by Cathy Calabria

Papa Smurf
Candy Cane
Chippey from Elf on the Shelf
Spongebob Squarepants
Photo by Cathy Calabria
Spongebob Squarepants

Spongebob Squarepants and an Elf
Elves
Macy's Red Believe Star
From above:  Wiggleworm, Spider-Man, Finn & Jake

Wiggleworm, Spider-Man, Finn & Jake
Spider-Man
Finn & Jake, Pikachu, "Yes, Virginia"

"Yes, Virginia," The Pillsbury Doughboy, Candy Cane, Papa Smurf, Elf on the Shelf



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The view from above West 81st Street



The Hayden Planetarium


Note:  I did not get to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, and none of my past contributors have provided any photos. So if you're one of the 3.5 million people who did see the parade and you'd like to share your images here, let me know.

As a matter of course, my past Thanksgiving posts remain available for your review:

Kiss at the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Charlie Brown Balloon at MoCCA Fest 2014

The 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation

The 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


The 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation

The 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 2005 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Maurice Sendak's Wild Thing Balloon Design

Keith Haring's Figure with Heart Balloon

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

Remember Alice?

Wild Turkeys


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