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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in Pictures: SpongeBob SquarePants, Snoopy and Pikachu Fly Over New York | American News


Figures from the bottom of the sea to the farthest reaches of space soared over New York City for the city’s 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

As always, the event was a joyful exercise in absurdity, generating views like Papa Smurf, SpongeBob SquarePants, and some Pokemon dominating everything they investigated.

As locals and tourists gathered in the streets and at their high-rise windows to watch, Sky News gathered some of the best footage from Thursday’s event.

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PAW Patrol was on hand to make sure the event ran smoothly
Pikachu and Eeevee fly in a balloon during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Pikachu dressed for the occasion with a thin festive scarf
Sinclair's Dino balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Hey, I walk here, I walk here!
The Boss Baby balloon flies during the Macy's 96th Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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The Boss Baby looked ready for business
Astronaut Snoopy's balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Snoopy celebrated NASA’s recent lunar launch by wearing an astronaut suit
The Grogu balloon is seen as people wait before the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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He is behind you…
The Smurfs ball balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Some say Papa Smurf is older than Thanksgiving itself
Goku balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Dragonball Z’s Goku had the most flamboyant hair in the show
The Bluey Balloon flies as the Spirit of America cheerleaders participate in the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York
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There was also floor entertainment – but all eyes were on Bluey the cartoon dog
Mickey Mouse waves during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Mickey Mouse was also at ground level
The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon is seen during the Macy's 96th Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City
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Not to be confused with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, this is the Pillsbury Doughboy
Stuart the Minion balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Stuart represented the Minions at the event
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon depicting Greg Heffley is seen during the Macy's 96th Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City
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SpongeBob hits the deck as Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid looks on
Santa Claus gestures during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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As has been a tradition since 1924, Santa Claus was there to prove it wasn’t just about balloons

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