Balloons, blankets at frigid Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade cold weather

City officials said the 16 giant character balloons such as SpongeBob and Charlie Brown could fly safely, although their height would be adjusted if necessary.

There have been mishaps and injuries in the past when gusts blew them off-course.

Tony Stout camped out with his extended family since 2 a.m.to make sure they got a good view of his son, who was participating in the parade with The Ohio State University marching band.

They were the last performers before Saint Nick's float rolled through the annual parade, capping the end of the three-hour broadcast by NBC.

"Get ready for an fantastic parade, but put on every layer you have in your household, wear every glove you can find, every scarf, hand warmers, whatever you got, you're going to need it tomorrow", de Blasio said.

Thanksgiving 2018 is upon us, and it's an icy one for people living in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

The cast of Broadway musical "The Prom" made history as they put on an epic performance during Thursday's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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The British artist appeared out of sync with the vocals that viewers heard during parts of her televised performance of "Let You Love Me", and the episode sparked a flurry of online commentary. Rita, who took TONS of heat for how much her lips didn't match her lyrics responded, "Fun fact @johnlegend thank you for clarifying what I was about to also tweet".

Said the musical's producers Bill Damaschke, Dori Berinstein, and Jack Lane to EW: "Broadway's The Prom is grateful to Macy's and NBC for their acceptance and inclusivity of a community and a story that is about acceptance, tolerance and love".

Representatives for Macy's and broadcaster NBCUniversal haven't immediately responded to inquiries.

Thursday has the potential to be New York City's coldest Thanksgiving since 1901, when the temperature only got as high as 26 degrees (-3.3 Celsius).

The coldest on record was in 1871, when the warmest the city got was -5.5 C. By 9 a.m. ET, when the parade started, the temperature dipped below 20 degrees.

Thousands of police officers were stationed along the parade route.

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