Hoboken represents: Papa Smurf

For the 14th consecutive year, Mile Square resident and Hoboken411 reader “eieio” took part in the largest parade in the world as a quintessential expert balloon “handler.”

He always gets the inside lead on the whatever balloon they want to handle every year – and this time the crew snagged the lead spots on Papa Smurf.”

Enjoy the photo gallery from an “insiders” perspective below! Happy Thanksgiving again!

Balloons the big hit at annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Each year, Hoboken411 brings you exclusive photos from a resident who works the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

We’ll be back with those later – but here’s what the balloon-inflating scene looked like earlier this morning over in New York. Thanks to reader J.P. for sending them in: