NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — While the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is now known for it’s floats and giant balloons, the first parade had animals from the Central Park Zoo.READ MORE: Canceled Due To COVID In 2020, Air And Sea Show Returns To Miami Beach For Memorial Day Weekend
Back in 1924, the event was known as the Macy’s Christmas Parade.
The giant balloons arrived on the scene in 1927. Felix the Cat was the first character balloon.READ MORE: Florida Plans To Clean up Old Piney Point Phosphate Plant
In 1929, helium balloons were released over New York City after the parade. Macy’s says they were equipped with return address labels. People who found one received a special gift.
To watch the parade live, tune into CBS4 at 9:00 a.m.
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