The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade doesn’t go off without a hitch every year.
The world’s largest parade originally began in 1924 and has become the go-to watch on Turkey Day. From the giant balloons to the musical performances, there’s something for everyone in the household to enjoy before digging into their Thanksgiving dinner.
The parade started with Macy’s employees walking to the store’s first location at Herald Square. The tradition was suspended from 1942 to 1944 when World War II required helium and rubber, forcing the event to hit pause.
Keep scrolling for the most memorable on screen mishaps over the years: