More than 3.5 million people flood the streets of New York City every Thanksgiving morning to witness the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which officially began in 1924. Check out how the event’s signature giant balloons have changed over the last nine decades in the gallery below:

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See The Evolution Of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons
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Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly is a freelance writer, artist and video editor that splits her time between the humid Midwest and the dusty corners of her mind.
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