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Spectacular floats and inflatables at Macy's parade

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York - 24 November 20221. Various of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade floatANNOTATION: Hundreds of spectators lined the streets of New York as colorful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the holiday season.2. SOUNDBITE (English) Victoria Hillyer, New Jersey resident:"Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah."3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jackie Castro, parade attendee:"It's amazing. He's our first time in New York City, so it's kind of crazy. It's fun. You know, the crowd is hyping us up, so."4. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicole Abraham, parade attendee:"It's special. Beautiful weather and this beautiful place. And it's the happiest place on earth today." 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Carrie Coote, Canada resident:"Oh, my gosh. I've been waiting my whole life to come here. I've been watching it since I was a little baby girl. I will not cry and it was a gift from my daughter to come here from Canada outside Toronto. And we're so excited. And Rebecca here to me, drove down from Brooklyn. And we are amazing to see this person."6. Various of parade spectacleANNOTATION: This year's parade featured 16 giant balloons, 28 floats, 40 novelty and heritage inflatables, 700 clowns and one Santa Claus.7. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Mills, New York resident:"We love the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, so much so that we have named our daughter Macy. She's five months old."8. SOUNDBITE (English) Lindsey Melton, Kentucky resident:"We are so excited to be at the parade. My daughter is four years old and she is actually named after this parade. Her name is Macy because this is my absolute favorite event of the year.9. SOUNDBITE (English) Macy Melton, Kentucky resident:"And me."10. SOUNDBITE (English) Lindsey Melton, Kentucky resident:"And Macy."11. Various of parade floatsANNOTATION: The procession of giant inflatables and floats streamed for more than 40 blocks from Central Park to Herald Square.STORYLINE:Hundreds of spectators lined the streets of New York on Thursday as colorful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the holiday season during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.The annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, packed streets as a procession of giant inflatables and floats streamed for more than 40 blocks from Central Park to Herald Square.Star Wars sensation Grogu, or Baby Yoda, made his debut Thursday morning. New balloon giants joining the line-up on Nov. 24 include Stuart the one-eyed Minion from "Despicable Me 2," a new green dinosaur, an Apatosaurus, the debut of the animated sensation "Bluey," and a new "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" balloon.This year's parade featured 16 giant balloons, 28 floats, 40 novelty and heritage inflatables, 12 marching bands, 10 performance groups, 700 clowns and one Santa Claus.----AP Video shot by: Ted Shaffrey.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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