Nov. 26, 2008: Workers prepare the Spongebob Squarepants balloon for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. The parade will be celebrating its 82nd year on Thursday with about 3.5 million spectators expected to watch the pageant in person, with another 50 million tuning in on television to catch a glimpse of 28 floats, 10 marching bands and performances by Miley Cyrus, Trace Adkins, James Taylor and the Radio City Rockettes.