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Santa's sleigh and his team of reindeer await the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.One day ’til Christmas: Santa’s sleigh on Central Park West.

It was an anonymous New York poem from 1821 that first introduced reindeer pulling a sleigh through the nighttime skies. Two years later in 1823 those reindeer would receive names: Dasher, Prancer, Donner, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dancer and Vixen. Columbia University professor Clement Clarke Moore would later lay claim as the author of A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as Twas the Night Before Christmas.