The balloon inflation tradition before Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

    The night before the Macy's thanksgiving Day parade is the tradition of the infamous balloon inflation. For decades, people have gathered on the night before the infamous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to watch the massive, well known character balloons get inflated. The process is rather slow as it takes awhile before the helium turns the flat balloons into the whimsical characters we all know.The line of balloons takes up two blocks.