A turkey float takes part in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 22.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

Updated 1:45 PM ET, Thu November 22, 2018

A turkey float takes part in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 22.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a holiday tradition for nearly 100 years.

The annual parade in New York City started in 1924. Balloons first appeared in 1927, replacing live animals from the Central Park Zoo.

See some of the best shots from this year's event: