The Strangest Moments of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

11/23/2012 12:37 PM |


Everyone loves the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s a tradition that brings us all together as Americans, provides something innocuous to talk about while you spend the entire day with your relatives, and keeps rents extremely high for apartments that line the parade route. A good time is had by all!

The whole thing is sort of a logistical nightmare, though, and things don’t always go that smoothly. Because Thanksgiving (and in particular, Black Friday) isn’t exclusively a time of good will, a few of the odder, more embarrassing things that have happened over the years.

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  • Ah, yes. The one and only time I attended the parade — I think maybe 2004 or 2005? — the M&M balloon toppled a street light and hit some bystanders. Oops.