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Macy's tests new giant balloons

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 00:45

Nov. 12 - Macy's unveils three new balloon characters that will join its 86th annual Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. Elly Park reports.

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The famous floating line-up of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will include three new characters this year. Its organizers tested the giant balloons in New Jersey in a closed event ahead of the ceremony. The parade's executive producer, Amy Kule. SOUNDBITE: Amy Kule, Executive Producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, saying (English) "Today we debut the brand new balloons that are going to reveal themselves on Thanksgiving. We've got Elf on the shelf, Papa Smurf and of course, Hello Kitty, of course, is going to be flying in her own plane down the new parade route this year." Tens of thousands of paradegoers will line the streets of New York to watch the 86th annual parade that will take place on November 22.

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Macy's tests new giant balloons

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 00:45