Published November 24, 2013
Next Thursday, November 28, is Thanksgiving Day in America. For thousands of bystanders and millions of television viewers, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York is as traditional as turkey and stuffing. This year marks the 87th year of Macy's parade. It will feature 15 giant helium balloons of cartoon and pop culture characters, 1,200 dancers and cheerleaders, 900 clowns, 10 marching bands and nearly 9,000 personnel, almost all of them volunteers. VOA’s Adam Phillips got a sneak preview of some of 2013’s most dazzling floats, a full year in the making.