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Santa's appearance signals the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- until next year. He's been the grand finale since the parade's debut in 1924. (Nov. 24, 2011)(Credit: AP)

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Photos: 2011 Macy's Parade

Floats and fans line the route of the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan on Nov. 24, 2011.