Macy S Thanksgiving Day Parade Incidents. You know what the say the macy s thanksgiving day parade is all fun and games until one of the balloons goes down. The helium balloon accidents of macy s thanksgiving day parade by kathi leiden on 20 november 2015 in helium helium uses so many giant helium balloons float down the city streets in macy s thanksgiving day parade you d think things would go wrong sometimes.
To safely produce this year s macy s thanksgiving day parade during this unprecedented time macy s partnered with the city of new york to create an innovative plan that would continue this treasured tradition. But not this year sad face. Each thanksgiving day in new york city since 1924 the macy s thanksgiving day parade is the biggest event on the calendar.
It s only been cancelled three times in its 90 year history due to helium shortages during the wwii years.
Here are some mishaps from the parade throughout the years including balloon deflation and injuries. The giant dog tore loose from his leash near 90th street. Not because of the quality of the parade or rather the list of celebrities but rather the massive amount of balloons that either got damaged and or destroyed completely. Like anything else though these parades are not without their share of incidents especially.