Macy's unveiled some its holiday store displays last week and staffers have been preparing for Thursday's annual holiday parade.
'This Nov. 25, 2010 file photo shows the Pillsbury Doughboy balloon floating through Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. The parade has to be a crowd-pleaser for a multigenerational crowd. More than 3 million people typically attend the event that also unfolds in front of a TV audience of 50 million. This year's parade will feature balloons include Papa Smurf and the Elf on a Shelf, while Buzz Lightyear, Sailor Mickey Mouse and the Pillsbury Doughboy keep their place in the lineup. A new version of Hello Kitty is also to be included. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, file)