Balloons inflated for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Thursday, November 24, 2016
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Isabel and Jack Charlesworth report.

UPPER WEST SIDE (WABC) -- It's a Thanksgiving eve tradition in New York City - the balloon inflation for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the Upper West Side.

The balloons are inflated outside the American Museum of Natural History on the day before every Thanksgiving.

The map below shows where you can find each balloon.

macy thanksgiving day parade balloon map new york city

macy thanksgiving day parade balloon map new york city

There will be a total of 42 balloons in the 90th annual parade.

The new balloons this year include an updated Charlie Brown and an exact replica of the Felix the Cat balloon that appeared in the very first parade in 1927.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place on Thursday starting at 9:00 a.m.

Check out photos from the 2015 parade:

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Balloons float down 6th Avenue for the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP) (Photo/Ben Hider)
Photo/Ben Hider