The parade kicked off at 9 a.m. at West 77th Street and Central Park West.
The parade of camels, costumed performers and colorful floats marched up Third Avenue Friday.
The 86th annual parade, complete with 56 balloons and 28 floats, will head down Sixth Avenue this year.
Chinese New Year celebrations from Chinatown to Flushing kick off the Year of the Dragon on Jan. 23.
Times Square advertisers used their billboards to send a message to Macy's during Thursday's Parade.
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade will include Mary J. Blige, Cee Lo Green and a gaggle of new balloons.
Many Pakistani Americans saw Sunday's parade as a way to bridge the gap between the two countries.
In 2012, the Thanksgiving Day parade will move from its route along Seventh Avenue to a route along Sixth.
The parade will move to a new route in 2012, despite the objection of the Times Square Alliance.
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