All About the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

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In History
  • The first of this amazing parade

    The first of this amazing parade
    The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was in 1924 on November 27th. It was a big hit. So now Macy's does it every year for the world's entertainment, although it has been changed from a circus to a parade!
  • Out with the Animals, In with the Balloons!

    Out with the Animals, In with the Balloons!
    This was the first year that the Macy's Parade used balloons instead of live animals - one such balloon was Felix the Cat.
  • Walt Disney's Amazing Creation

    Walt Disney's Amazing Creation
    This was the Thanksgiving Parade where Mickey Mouse joined the party.
  • "We're on TV!"

    "We're on TV!"
    Thanksgiving 1946 was the first time the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was televised; before that, the parade was broadcast on the radio!
  • "Peanuts" Join the Parade!

    "Peanuts" Join the Parade!
    This was another upgrade for this amazing parade! They got one of their most famous balloons...it's SNOOPY!
  • "That is a Big Balloon!"

    "That is a Big Balloon!"
    Olive Oyl and Swee'Pea was the biggest balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • The Windy Day

    The Windy Day
    The parade has had its ups and down, including some windy days making the balloons hard to control The worst such Thanksgiving was 1997 when winds reached more than 40 miles per hour. The Pink Panther balloon went the most crazy because of the wind!
  • The Debut of the Balloonicles

    The Debut of the Balloonicles
    The traditional balloons were walked by volunteers holding ropes attached to the characters, but in 2004 vehicles to carry floating characters were introduced.
  • Is it a tricycle? Is it a balloon? It's both!

    Is it a tricycle? Is it a balloon? It's both!
    After the balloonicles came the Trycaloons - a balloon on a tricycle!
  • Our Parade Today

    Our Parade Today
    This year is going to be the most different parade in recent history since Covid-19 has brought an end to big gatherings.