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Mark Your Calendars for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

By  Julia Bottles and Veronika Bondarenko | August 23, 2016 1:07pm | Updated on November 17, 2016 3:50pm

 A Mickey Mouse float at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
A Mickey Mouse float at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Get ready for the balloons.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will march on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24, with all of the floats, performers and bands you've come to expect over the years.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the parade. The procession will kick off at 9 a.m. with a float full of Muppet like Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear, and then roll out with displays from the parade's different eras, dating back to the 1920s.

The parade's route will start at West 77th Street, march down Central Park West to Columbus Circle and then walk down Sixth Avenue before ending at West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue in front of Macy's.

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Along with historic Felix the Cat and Paddington Bear balloons, the parade will feature first-time characters such as "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" blockheads and "Trolls" character balloons. The five new balloons were tested in pre-parade flights on Monday.

Musical acts like Sarah McLachlan and Regina Spektor will also be joining the parade with musical performances.

If you want to watch in person, the organizers recommend finding a good spot on the parade's route between 75th and 38th streets, as the starting and ending will be blocked for television and media crews. In the past, people have started securing their spots along the early parts of the route as early as 6 a.m.

NBC will be broadcasting the parade again this year. Coverage starts time at 9 a.m.

If you want to get a closer look at the famous balloons before they float through Manhattan, you can head to the Upper West Side the night before to watch the balloon inflation.