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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.
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    Doing her thing in 1979.|Getty Images

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    1976|Getty Images

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    Weeble struggles to keep it together during the 1976 parade.|Getty Images

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    1972|Getty Images

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    Nicole Grauer's 50-yard-line seat for Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is on third floo|Getty Images

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    These kids decided to grab a seat on top of a phone booth. |Getty Images

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    A worker hangs out by Big Bird as it is being inflated before the parade in 1988.

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    1985|Getty Images

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    Smokey The Bear creeping from behind in 1978.|Getty Images

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    Bullwinkle gets punctured and deflates during the parade in 1982|Getty Images

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    1986|Getty Images

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    Bugs Bunny|Getty Images

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    Bart Simpson|Getty Images

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    A snowman, eight tiny reindeer and a few thousand other accompany Santa Claus as he |Getty Images

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    Bundled up and ready for the parade.|Getty Images

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    The Chipmunks|Getty Images

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    Kermit The Frog|Getty Images

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    Willard Scott with the Care Bears. |Getty Images

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    Miss America, Vanessa Williams makes an appearance at the parade in 1983.

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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