Balloons Spring to Life Ahead of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Locals gathered in New York City to watch the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons be inflated on November 23, ahead of Thursday’s festivities.

This footage filmed by Michael Langley, shows a number of famous balloon characters being inflated including Ronald McDonald and the Australian children’s cartoon Bluey.

The parade will begin on West 77th Street and Central Park West at 9 am on Thursday and travel down to Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street, with 2.5 miles of public viewing along the route, Macy’s said. Credit: Michael Langley via Storyful

Video transcript

[CHATTER]

- How are you?

- We ready?

- Born ready, come on.

- Born ready.

[CHATTER]