The NYPD ramped up security for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade this year after Halloween's truck attack by an ISIS follower that killed eight people in the city.
Police set up street barricades and had radiation detection equipment and bomb-sniffing dogs on hand. Cops lined the streets, including undercover officers.
Twelve marching bands, 1000 cheerleaders, and 10,000 paraders marched down 6th Avenue under clear skies on one of New York's chillier days this autumn.
The parade boasted 17 character balloons including the Grinch and the biggest balloon, Olaf from Disney's "Frozen," five stories high.
One lady told Fox News the atmosphere felt very safe, organized and friendly.