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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Photos of balloons and more

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will march through the streets of Manhattan for its 91st year on Thursday.

The annual tradition will feature iconic balloons, including some new characters like Dr. Seuss' Grinch and Olaf from Disney's "Frozen," and performances by 98 Degrees and Gwen Stefani.

Scroll down to see photos of the balloons being inflated Wednesday night ahead of the parade.

Kat Graham of
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Kat Graham of "Vampire Diaries" performs on a float with the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Olivia Holt greets fans from a float during
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Olivia Holt greets fans from a float during the parade.

Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff
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Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees perform during the parade, giving everyone a '90s throwback.

A marching band from Utah entertained crowds on
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A marching band from Utah entertained crowds on Sixth Avenue during the parade.

Sinclair Oil's Dino balloon makes eye contact in
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Sinclair Oil's Dino balloon makes eye contact in the parade.

The Elf on the Shelf was not on
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The Elf on the Shelf was not on his shelf as he floated above Sixth Avenue.

Balloons, floats, bands and crowds on Sixth Ave
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Balloons, floats, bands and crowds on Sixth Ave for the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.

A Mighty Morphin Power Ranger casts a shadow
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A Mighty Morphin Power Ranger casts a shadow along the parade route.

Red, from Angry Birds, added a big pop
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Red, from Angry Birds, added a big pop of color to the parade.

Cheerleaders wait for the subway at Columbus Circle
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Cheerleaders wait for the subway at Columbus Circle on their wait to performing in the parade.

Balloons, floats -- including Ronald McDonald -- and
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Balloons, floats -- including Ronald McDonald -- and bands delight the crowds on Sixth Avenue.

Chase from
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Chase from "Paw Patrol" soared above spectators.

Security is tight at the parade on Thursday,
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Security is tight at the parade on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2017.

Dreamworks' Trolls joined the aerial fun.
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

Dreamworks' Trolls joined the aerial fun.

Ronald McDonald checked out the view as he
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Ronald McDonald checked out the view as he floated by.

The Pikachu Pokemon paraded down Sixth Avenue near
Photo Credit: David Handschuh

The Pikachu Pokemon paraded down Sixth Avenue near Radio City Music Hall.

It was a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Sixth
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It was a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Sixth Avenue.

Pikachu cruises by the crowds on Sixth Avenue.
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Pikachu cruises by the crowds on Sixth Avenue.

Cops keep an eye on the parade.
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Cops keep an eye on the parade.

The Prairie View A&M University marching band came
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The Prairie View A&M University marching band came from Texas to perform in the parade. They are shown practicing before the start.

Tom Turkey is a pilgrim's perch along the
Photo Credit: Charlie Eckert

Tom Turkey is a pilgrim's perch along the route on Nov. 23, 2017.

Scrat and his acorn from
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Scrat and his acorn from "Ice Age" move along the route of the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23, 2017.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade saw new balloons
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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade saw new balloons and floats, celebrities and more march through midtown on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.

The scene along Central Park West on Thursday
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The scene along Central Park West on Thursday morning, Nov. 23, 2017.

Everyone is bundled up along Central Park West
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Everyone is bundled up along Central Park West for the parade on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017.

A member of the crew for the Ronald
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A member of the crew for the Ronald McDonald balloon works beneath the netting as inflation begins along 79th Street in Manhattan on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, the day before the kickoff of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

The Olaf balloon is inflated by its crew
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The Olaf balloon is inflated by its crew on 79th Street in Manhattan on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, on the eve of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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"Trolls" balloons are inflated on 79th Street in Manhattan on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, ahead of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

The Ronald McDonald balloon is inflated along 79th
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The Ronald McDonald balloon is inflated along 79th Street in Manhattan on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, the day before the kickoff of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday.

Balloons are prepared for inflation along 79th Street
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Balloons are prepared for inflation along 79th Street in Manhattan on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, the day before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Approximately 300,000 cubic square feet of helium is used to inflate the balloons.

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