Balloons take flight before Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (NBC News) — The inflation party is underway on the eve of the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

The holiday tradition will bring more than 3-million people out along the streets of New York Thursday morning, with more than 50 million around the world watching on TV.

They’ll see 16 giant balloons, including Charlie Brown and the debut of the “Trolls” multi-character balloon.

The celebration will also feature 27 smaller “balloonicles”, a thousand clowns, floats and marching bands from across the country.

This year there will also be stepped up security after an online article from ISIS suggested the parade would be an “excellent target.”

The parade airs live at 9am Thursday on NBC4.

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