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Macy's Sunny the Snowpal Astronaut Balloon Is Just Adorable in the Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

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Macy's is going out of this world for Thanksgiving this year, with a truly adorable astronaut balloon making a debut in the 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. 

Called Sunny the Snowpal, the astronaut snowgirl is the star of Macy's holiday window display, where she travels the cosmos to help Santa fix his sleigh in time for Christmas. Earlier this week, I took a peek at Sunny's adventures while walking by the Macy's storefront on the way to's headquarters. Check it out below. [Thanksgiving in Space! How Astronauts Celebrate]

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Any space-age store display will capture my attention, but what's exciting about Sunny's space adventure are the interactive elements Macy's installed. You can fly Sunny through an asteroid field, for example, and several windows sport buttons to active features in the displays. 

So if you're watching the parade this Thanksgiving, don't miss Sunny's cosmic debut. And if you're in New York City this holiday season,  Sunny's space adventure is a definite must-see for space fans young and old!

Happy Thanksgiving to all from the team!

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