Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade goes off without a hitch amid tight security in NYC

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade goes off without a hitch amid tight security in NYC

Thousands of people lined the streets Thursday amid heavy security including bomb-sniffing dogs and portable radiation detectors as iconic inflatable balloons, costumed characters and clowns floated, marched and danced their way through New York City for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Revelers cheered and yelled, "Thank you!" as police walked the parade route, and the crowd gave special attention to the New York Police Department marching band.

Spectators — some standing 10 deep — held signs and balloons as they watched Santa Claus and his reindeer, Ronald McDonald and SpongeBob SquarePants pass by. Charlie Brown led the signature balloons as the parade kicked...

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