1. Inflated helium balloon of Grogu, also known as Baby Yoda
2. Sonic the Hedgehog balloon
ANNOTATION: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has returned in full, after being crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year.
3. Ada Twist balloon
4. People watching parade
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Asahi Pompey, New York:
"You know, it feels really phenomenal to be here, it feels like New York is on its way to recovery, which feels fantastic. So many people and families out. And it was great to see the new balloons, Ada Twist and Baby Yoda. It's fantastic."
6. Pillsbury Dough Boy balloon
7. Band playing
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Sebastian Pompey-Schoelkopf, New York
"It's like the whole spirit of New York has come and gathered and so we can be together."
10. Jolly Green Giant
11. Marching band
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Josh Swift, New York:
"I love the marching bands, the music, because you can feel the pounding of the music in your chest as they are just marching by and playing with so much vigor and bringing New York City back that the sound is and the music is and the dancing in the streets is what I remember about this parade."
13. Girls with batons
14. Dancers with flags and Astronaut Snoopy
15. Sponge Bob Square Pants
16. Sierra Guardiola and family in turkey hats
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Sierra Guardiola, New York:
"It was wonderful. It was really exciting to see everyone out and about and all the floats go by, they're so big, so it was exciting to see."