Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

At sunrise, floats stand ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
At sunrise, floats stand ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Toothless from 'How to Train Your Dragon' floats along Central Park West. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Toothless from 'How to Train Your Dragon' floats along Central Park West. Photo by Gary Hershorn
A float makes its way down 6th Ave. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A float makes its way down 6th Ave. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Spiderman hovers in Herald Square. Ben Hider/Getty Images
Spiderman hovers in Herald Square. Ben Hider/Getty Images
Spiderman cruising Central Park West. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Spiderman cruising Central Park West. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Children watching chilly parade from inside a warm apartment. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
Children watching chilly parade from inside a warm apartment. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger floats along Central Park West. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger floats along Central Park West. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Snoopy makes his way down 6th Ave. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Snoopy makes his way down 6th Ave. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Harold the Policeman and friend. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Harold the Policeman and friend. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Tamari Hedani with her boyfriend Chris Chu, both from San Francisco. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
Tamari Hedani with her boyfriend Chris Chu, both from San Francisco. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
Thomas The Tank Engine chugging down 6th Ave. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Thomas The Tank Engine chugging down 6th Ave. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Two Ronald McDonalds rolling down Central Park West. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Two Ronald McDonalds rolling down Central Park West. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Fashion statement, or just keeping warm. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
Fashion statement, or just keeping warm. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
Santa Claus inspiring the crowd. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
Santa Claus inspiring the crowd. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
Diary of a Wimpy Kid steering clear of branches near Central Park. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Diary of a Wimpy Kid steering clear of branches near Central Park. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A performer causing a snow flurry during a real snow flurry. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
A performer causing a snow flurry during a real snow flurry. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
The Elf on the Shelf seeking Santa. Brad Barket/Getty Images
The Elf on the Shelf seeking Santa. Brad Barket/Getty Images
The reason for the parade. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
The reason for the parade. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Clown Marvin Thomas before the start. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Clown Marvin Thomas before the start. Photo by Gary Hershorn
Balloon and float traffic jam. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Balloon and float traffic jam. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Toothless from "How to Train your Dragon". Ben Hider/Getty Images
Toothless from "How to Train your Dragon". Ben Hider/Getty Images
Ronald Mcdonald emerging from behind a building on the Upper West Side. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Ronald Mcdonald emerging from behind a building on the Upper West Side. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Paddington Bear outside Macy's Department Store. Ben Hider/Getty Images
Paddington Bear outside Macy's Department Store. Ben Hider/Getty Images
A clown adjusts his wig as he gets ready to participate. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A clown adjusts his wig as he gets ready to participate. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
It was a cold and snowy morning. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
It was a cold and snowy morning. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Waiting for a parade in Central Park. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Waiting for a parade in Central Park. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri