WATCH: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons are inflated

The balloons for the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are inflated the night before

By Peter Cooper - Kevin Carlin
Published November 24, 2016 9:59AM (EST)

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is celebrating 90 years! Giant character balloons are an integral component of the festivities which are ceremoniously inflated the night before on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. We captured a sneak peak of the process. The parade itself kicks off Thanksgiving Day at 9am and runs until noon. This annual event draws over 3.5 million in person and an additional 50 million via television.

And as one onlooker remarked, "It's part of the heart of New York, it's our tradition, how could you not love it?"

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