Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

1. The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off in New York, putting a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

2. The weather was a sunny 47 degrees Fahrenheit (8.3 Celsius). The popular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is attended.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

3. Macy’s donated tickets and transportation to this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to 5,000 people from neighbourhoods.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

4. A float makes its way down 6th Avenue

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

5. Santa Claus rides on his sleigh down Central Park West during the 86th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

6. Children wave to Santa Claus as he rides on his sleigh down Central Park West

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

7. New York City Police officers photograph Santa Claus as he passes them on his sleigh

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

8. A new Hello Kitty balloon soars over the parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

9. British band The Wanted – Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Jay McGuiness and Tom Parker – attend the parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

10. Other celebrities taking part in the parade included Whoopi Goldberg…

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 in New York

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