Macy’s Balloon practice in Hoboken

Hoboken hosts Macy’s Balloon practice for Thanksgiving Parade

Macy's Balloon photos from Hoboken NJEvery “Turkey Day,” millions of spectators enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. And typically the biggest attraction is the world-famous helium balloons that march down the parade route. But anyone with half a mind knows that the folks guiding the bigger than life characters can’t just pick up a rope and begin walking! No! You’d have downed power lines and probably dead spectators if that was the case! Hence why Hoboken is often home to the Macy’s Balloon practice sessions.

This past weekend, one of several Macy’s balloon practices that take place throughout the year was held over on the campus of Stevens Institute.

On the playing field, various balloon captains, pilots and drivers were trained navigating two of the smaller floating visuals.

What a scorching spring day it was, too! One participant said “It was real hot out here today. I’m surprised the pig didn’t smell like bacon!”

Mmmm, speaking of bacon. Wonder where that Bacon Truck is? Anyone ever roast a pig on Thanksgiving?

(By the way – Thanksgiving is exactly 178 days from today! Start planning!)

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