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"The first Parade in 1924 was called the âMacy's Christmas Day Paradeâ although it took place on Thanksgiving Day. In 1927 it was renamed the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Live animals including camels, goats, elephants and donkeys were a part of the Parade that inaugural year.
The original Parade route started at 145th Street and Convent Avenue and traveled 5.5 miles to 34th Street and Herald Square.
In the first Parade horses pulled the floats. A particular white steed, that was to aid in the Ben-Hur float, disappeared at the last minute before the start of the Parade."