The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade rolled down the streets of New York City on Thursday.
The annual extravaganza included 27 big balloons and several musical performances.
Photos from the parade show sky-high balloons, holiday floats, and joyous spectators.
Millions of Thanksgiving revelers lined the streets of downtown New York City on Thursday morning as giant balloons, floats, and marching bands marked the arrival of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The 40-block parade has been a holiday staple for nearly a century.
The 2022 extravaganza featured 27 giant balloons, 31 floats, 12 marching bands, 10 performance groups, and of course, Santa Claus, according to the parade website.
In addition to several Broadway and pop music performances, President Joe Biden and the first lady called into the parade to share their Thanksgiving Day plans, which include dinner with the family and thanking first responders.
Check out this year's parade in pictures.
Tom Turkey, the longest-running float in the parade, ushers in Thanksgiving as the lead float each year.
This year, Tom Turkey pulled his own weight with an updated self-propelled design, according to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade website.
Some familiar favorites returned to the skies, including Grogu or "Baby Yoda" from The Mandalorian.
The 41-foot balloon is as tall as a 3-story building and as long as 5 bicycles.
There were also four new, giant balloons in the sky this year.
Stuart the Minion was among the new balloons in 2022, as well as a Diary of the Wimpy Kids balloon and a dinosaur.
Bluey, the dog from the Australian hit kid's show, made his first appearance in the parade.
Bluey was one of the larger balloons in the parade this year, coming in at 52 feet tall, the parade website said.
About three million spectators were expected to attend Thursday's parade.
Ten performance groups from around the country paraded through the streets in between balloons and floats.
Among the parade performers were the Kilgore College Rangerettes, known as one of the premiere collegiate drill teams in the world, with an 80-year history.
Twelve marching bands also played their music through the streets of New York City.
Several high school, college, and student marching bands were invited to perform in this year's parade, as well as the NYPD Marching Band and the Queer Big Apple Corps.
Several performances from prominent musical artists were sprinkled in throughout the parade as well.
Paula Abdul, Big Time Rush, Trombone Shorty, and other performers sang and danced on floats.
Gloria Estefan was joined by her daughter and grandson to sing Christmas songs.
Like every year, Santa Claus marked the end of the Thanksgiving parade and the start of the Christmas season.
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