Thanksgiving Day Parade: Many roads closed in Houston on Thursday morning as the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Big crowds came out to watch the giant balloons taking over and the preparations for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City.
The Thanksgiving parade is back to normal this year after 2 years of COVID19 restrictions. The parade follows a 2.5-mile route from the Upper West Side down to 34th Street of New York.
Three million people will be on the sidelines for watching 8,000 performers, 16 massive character balloons, 28 floats, a dozen marching bands, 700 clowns and, of course, Santa Claus.
The New York Police Dept is boosting security as a precaution for the holiday parade after two recent mass shootings just days apart in Virginia and Colorado.
The Thanksgiving parade's annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, packed streets as a procession of giant inflatables and floats streamed for more than 40 blocks from Central Park to Herald Square.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Thanksgiving, thanked firefighters, police officers and first responders, saying, “They never take a break.
This is the day when millions of people worldwide will express their gratitude and show gratefulness towards things, people, and all the good and bad moments in their lives.