New Yorkers take to the streets to celebrate the day with the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade."
This year's theme is "Parade of Wonder" and Macy's expected more than 3.5 million people to come watch the festivities.
This year the Virginia Tech Cadet Band, the "Highty Tighties," was invited to march in the parade.
They played in memory of those lost in the shooting at the school this past spring.
In keeping with tradition, Santa Claus closed the parade.