Every year in the months leading up to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, several test flights are held for the Parade's newcomers. These are commonly held in late October at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, South Dakota, and at Macy's BalloonFest, which is held on the first Saturday of November.

Below is a gallery of the balloon's test flights that have been held throughout the year.


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