It's Thanksgiving, So On With the Season!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore

Thanksgiving starts for many in New Jersey (particularly north Jersey) this afternoon with a trip through the tunnel and on up to 77th and Columbus, arriving at NYC's the Museum of Natural History.  That’s where the giant balloons are inflated for tomorrow’s 84th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The balloon inflation draws thousands, and offers a chance to see these characters come to life!  There will be two new balloon characters this year in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade…a balloon from Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Po from Kung Fu Panda.  

dough boy on TVThe new balloons make their debut flight tomorrow, along with veteran balloons Kermit the Frog, Snoopy, Spongebob Squarepants, Buzz Lightyear, Pikachu, Horton, Smurf, Shrek, Hello Kitty and last year's newbies, Sailor Mickey, Ronald McDonald, Spiderman and the Pillsbury Dough Boy.

For some the parade isn't all about balloons so there will also be seven new floats, marching bands, clowns and other performers.  

Let's not forget it's called the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and in keeping with tradition Santa is up last, signalling the start of the Christmas shopping season.

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Me, I’m all about the balloons.  But I’ll miss Underdog, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and if I go to my WABAC (pronounced Way-Back) machine, Felix the Cat; the characters of my youth!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Jersey Shore, and on with the Season!

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Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 24, 2010 03:15 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Hi Laura....Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.....we'll be watching the parade until the Patriots have their kick off....usually they don't play on Thanksgiving....this is a real treat tomorrow.

Nov 24, 2010 03:57 AM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I miss the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, I went every year, many years to wath the balloons being blown up the night before too.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Nov 24, 2010 12:27 PM #3
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Hi Laura:

I love watching the parades every year while I'm cooking!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2010 01:55 PM #4
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Let the season begin, enjoy your day and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 24, 2010 02:09 PM #5
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Happy Thanks giving Laura!

Nov 24, 2010 11:07 PM #6
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I won't say that I had a crush on Speedy might think I was over 21...don't think he ever got his own balloon,..and I won't make any jokes about being full of gas...merry turkey day !

Nov 24, 2010 11:10 PM #7
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Happy Thanksgiving all.  Sally, that was my favorite guy in early TV commercial....Speedy, love that character!

Nov 25, 2010 12:42 AM #8
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Didn't even think about the balloon inflation being an event in and of itself! 

But I'm watching the parade on TV now!  Nice and warm in my living room.  No coat needed here.


Nov 25, 2010 01:43 AM #9
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

With just 36 days left in 2010, Zoey the Cool Cat and I just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hope it’s a great one, with lots of fun and food with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2010 06:09 AM #10
Eric J
Eric J - Dream Home Financing - Freehold, NJ
Dream Home Financing

Happy Thanksgiving Laura...

Nov 25, 2010 09:54 AM #11
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Hello there Laura, I just stopped by to say hello and wish you a Happy Turkey Day.

Nov 25, 2010 12:10 PM #12
Gregory Bain
Mezzina Real Estate & Insurance - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
For Homes on the Jersey Shore

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 26, 2010 02:43 AM #13
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

That's cool.  I tend to enjoy the balloons myself so I would love to see them being inflated.  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Nov 27, 2010 11:20 AM #14
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