The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held last Thursday, and drew large crowds who gathered along the parade route. On the Upper West Side, where the parade started, the crowd’s excitement was high as floats, balloons, celebrities, and musicians strolled by. One of the hippest floats of the day featured Sesame Street characters and Questlove of the Roots. The loudest cheers, however, were reserved for pop diva Mariah Carey. And, of course, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer closed out the 89th incarnation of this annual parade and ushered in the holiday season.