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PHOTOS: Looking back at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades from the past

Take a look at how the Macy's parade looked years ago.
SnoopyMiss Diana Ross Giant centipede Weeble Front row seats.Bird's-eye view KidsBig BirdBetty BoopMickey Mouse Bullwinkle One clown, one cop. 19861986197019721983198319831983

The 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday and there will be thousands of people lined up along Sixth Avenue to catch a glimpse of their favorite larger-than-life balloons and floats and to see the marching bands perform.

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While characters such as Hello Kitty, Ronald McDonald, and Sponge Bob Square Pants are popular amongst today's kids , parents and adults may remember a time when Mickey Mouse, Bullwinkle and Betty Boop floated through the sky.

Metro takes a look back at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades from the 1970s and 1980s.

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