We're feeling a bit lightheaded...
…or maybe that’s just the helium!
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition that has been carried out in New York City since 1924. It is the second-oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. For countless Americans, the Thanksgiving Day Parade is a central part of the holiday — as important many as turkey, stuffing, gravy, and football.
Needless to say, the huge parade and its smaller counterparts around the country don’t always go as planned. With obstacles like lampposts, tree branches, and strong winds, the balloons can be extremely difficult to navigate… and sometimes they lead to some serious mishaps!
Get in the holiday spirit by checking out the worst Turkey Day parade mishaps in the event’s history.
A Felix The Cat balloon, one of the parade’s first famous floats, got caught in telephone wires and caught on fire. What a way to begin a major tradition…
Then again, considering the rest of these, Felix the Cat was just ensuring he never got one-upped!
A Bullwinkle balloon sprang a disastrous nose leak just a few blocks from the end of the parade. I don’t know, this one seems fitting considering the characters!
A Kermit the Frog balloon tore at the stomach during a rainy parade. As a result, his limp body had to be carried for the rest of the route. It was a harrowing sight, honestly.