: It's Thanksgiving, So On With the Season!

It's Thanksgiving, So On With the Season!

Thanksgiving starts for many in New Jersey (particularly north Jersey) this afternoon with a trip through the tunnel and on up to 77th and Columbus, arriving at NYC's the Museum of Natural History.  That’s where the giant balloons are inflated for tomorrow’s 84th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The balloon inflation draws thousands, and offers a chance to see these characters come to life!  There will be two new balloon characters this year in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade…a balloon from Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Po from Kung Fu Panda.  

dough boy on TVThe new balloons make their debut flight tomorrow, along with veteran balloons Kermit the Frog, Snoopy, Spongebob Squarepants, Buzz Lightyear, Pikachu, Horton, Smurf, Shrek, Hello Kitty and last year's newbies, Sailor Mickey, Ronald McDonald, Spiderman and the Pillsbury Dough Boy.

For some the parade isn't all about balloons so there will also be seven new floats, marching bands, clowns and other performers.  

Let's not forget it's called the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and in keeping with tradition Santa is up last, signalling the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Felix the Cat (SXC - laz217)
Me, I’m all about the balloons.  But I’ll miss Underdog, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and if I go to my WABAC (pronounced Way-Back) machine, Felix the Cat; the characters of my youth!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Jersey Shore, and on with the Season!

Comment balloon 14 commentsLaura Giannotta • November 24 2010 11:01AM


Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Laura....Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.....we'll be watching the parade until the Patriots have their kick off....usually they don't play on Thanksgiving....this is a real treat tomorrow.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 8 years ago

I miss the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, I went every year, many years to wath the balloons being blown up the night before too.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 8 years ago

Hi Laura:

I love watching the parades every year while I'm cooking!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 8 years ago


Let the season begin, enjoy your day and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 8 years ago

Happy Thanks giving Laura!

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 8 years ago

I won't say that I had a crush on Speedy AlkaSeltzer...you might think I was over 21...don't think he ever got his own balloon,..and I won't make any jokes about being full of gas...merry turkey day !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving all.  Sally, that was my favorite guy in early TV commercial....Speedy, love that character!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 8 years ago

Didn't even think about the balloon inflation being an event in and of itself! 

But I'm watching the parade on TV now!  Nice and warm in my living room.  No coat needed here.


Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) over 8 years ago

With just 36 days left in 2010, Zoey the Cool Cat and I just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hope it’s a great one, with lots of fun and food with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Not a real person over 8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving Laura...

Posted by Eric J, Dream Home Financing (Eric J - Dream Home Financing) over 8 years ago

Hello there Laura, I just stopped by to say hello and wish you a Happy Turkey Day.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 8 years ago

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by Gregory Bain, For Homes on the Jersey Shore (Mezzina Real Estate & Insurance) over 8 years ago

That's cool.  I tend to enjoy the balloons myself so I would love to see them being inflated.  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago