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Schoolchildren are given a sneak peek of the new floats for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade during a field trip to the Macy's Studio.

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Associated Press Shawn Singleetary, a school bus driver for the board of education of Wayne, N.J., looks up at a float for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade during a field trip to the Macy's Studio.

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One man's Elf on the Shelf is another's Kermit the Frog, but at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, there is room for both. The parade has to be a multigenerational crowd-pleaser for the more than 3 million people who typically attend the event and the TV audience of 50 million. There are 86 years of history to honor while making a pitch to first-time fans.
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    • Schoolchildren are given a sneak peek of the new floats for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade during a field trip to the Macy’s Studio.
    • Associated Press Shawn Singleetary, a school bus driver for the board of education of Wayne, N.J., looks up at a float for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade during a field trip to the Macy’s Studio.
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