Enjoy this gallery of some of the most famous of the macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons!
America's beloved purple singing dinosaur Barney first made his debut in the parade in 1994. That year the balloon actually tore its side on a lamp post.
Beethoven made his debut at the parade in 1993.
Everyone's favorite rhyming Cat in the Hat made his parade debut in 1994.
Izzy, mascot of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Georgia, had its own balloon in the parade that year.
Kermit The Frog made his parade premiere in 1977! A second version made its debut in 2002.
OHH YEAHHH! Kool Aid Man came marched his way into the parade in 2010.
Kung Fu Panda kicked his way into the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010.
Papa Smurf made his way from the enchanted forest to the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2012.
The Popeye balloon was introduced in 1957.
The Ronald McDonald has gone through three versions over the years. He first appeared in 1987, with a second version debuted in 2000, and the most recent version in 2009!
Our favorite ogre Shrek made his parade debut in 2007, the same year Shrek the Thrid came out.
There are 6 different Snoopy balloons. The very first Snoopy balloon - Aviator Snoopy - made his parade debut in 1968! This version - The Flying Ace - was debuted in 2006, and a brand new Snoopy balloon will be premiered this year!
Spiderman unleashed his spidy senses on the Thanksgiving Day parade in 1987, and a second version was introduced in 2009.
He's ready, he's ready, he's ready! Spongebob made his way from Bikini Bottom to the Big Apple to made his parade debut in 2004.