Characters from the bottom of the sea to the ends of space soared above New York City for the 96th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

As always, the event was a gleeful exercise in absurdity, spawning shows like Papa Smurf, SpongeBob, and a few Pokemon that tower over anything they reviewed.

As locals and tourists alike gathered on the streets and in the windows of their skyscrapers to watch, Sky News rounded up some of the best images from Thursday’s event.

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PAW Patrol were on hand to make sure the event ran smoothly
Pikachu and Eeevee balloon fly during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Pikachu dressed up for the occasion in a nice festive scarf
Sinclair's Dino balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Hey, I’m walking here, I’m walking here!
The Boss Baby balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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The Boss Baby seemed ready for business
Astronaut Snoopy balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Snoopy celebrated NASA’s recent moon launch wearing an astronaut suit
The Grogu balloon is seen as people wait before the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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He’s behind you…
The Smurfs balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Some say Papa Smurf is older than Thanksgiving itself
Goku ballon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Goku from Dragonball Z had the most flamboyant hair in the parade
Bluey balloon flies as Spirit of America cheerleaders participate in the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City
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There was also entertainment on land, but all eyes were on Bluey the cartoon dog
Mickey Mouse waves during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Mickey Mouse was also at ground level
The Pillsbury Doughboy balloon is seen during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City
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Not to be confused with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, this is the Pillsbury Doughboy
Stuart the Minion hot air balloon flies during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Stuart represented the Minions at the event
Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon featuring Greg Heffley seen during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City
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SpongeBob hits the deck while Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Greg Heffley looks on
Santa Claus gestures during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 24, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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As has been the tradition since 1924, Santa Claus was there to prove that it wasn’t just about balloons

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