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Macy’s is once again ready to deliver a dazzling spectacle featuring its signature mix of
giant character balloons, floats, marching bands, performance groups, clowns, music stars and
the one-and-only Santa Claus. Macy’s Balloon Inflation will return to the Upper West Side of Manhattan the day before Thanksgiving; Public viewing on Thanksgiving Day will be available along the traditional 2.5-mile Macy’s Parade route.
The 97th annual parade lineup will feature 16 giant helium balloons, 32 heritage and novelty balloons, 26 floats, more than 700 clowns, 12 marching bands, nine performance groups, a host of musical stars, and the one-and-only Santa Claus.
• Giant character helium balloons – 16
• This year’s new balloons include Bluey by BBC; Diary of A Wimpy Kid® by Abrams Books; DINO and Baby DINO by Sinclair Oil; Stuart the Minion by Illumination; and a balloonicle of Striker, the U.S. Soccer Star by FOX Sports. And NEW: Beagle Scout Snoopy.
• Height of tallest balloon – 56 feet (Goku)
• Length of longest balloon – 70 feet (Goku)
• Width of widest balloon – 37 feet (Tied between: BBC’s Bluey and Funko’s Grogu™)
• Floats – 28, comprised of hundreds of different set pieces and other structural elements
• New floats – Pillsbury Doughboy, Brach’s Palace of Sweets, The Deliciously Delectable World of Wonka, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and Camp Snoopy.
• Length and height of largest float – 60 feet long and 3.5 stories tall (Santa’s Sleigh)
ENTERTAINMENT, PERSONALITIES & PERFORMERS:
- Amanda Shaw and Alex Smith, will perform “Bootshake” (Celebration Gator)
- Bell Biv DeVoe (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem)
- Brandy (Palace of Sweets)
- Chicago (The Wondership)
- Captain Minnie Mouse, Captain Mickey Mouse and Friends (Magic Meets the Sea)
- The Cast of Sesame Street with Ashley Park (1-2-3 Sesame Street)
- The Cast of Shucked (Harvest in the Valley)
- David Foster and Katharine McPhee (Heartwarming Holiday Countdown)
- Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors (Igniting Memories)
- ENHYPEN, will sing “Keep Swimmin’ Through” (Baby Shark)
- En Vogue (Colossal Wave of Wonder)
- Jax (Geoffrey’s Dazzling Dance Party)
- Jessie James Decker, will sing “Tangled In Tinsel” (Deck the Halls)
- Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell (Good Burgermobile)
- Macy’s and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Choir (Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree)
- Manuel Turizo (The Brick-Changer)
- Mike Aulby (Go Bowling)
- Miss America 2023 Grace Stanke (Big City Cheer!)
- Pentatonix (Fantasy Chocolate Factory)
- Paul Russell, will sing “Lil Boo Thang” (Big Turkey Spectacular)
- Ronald McDonald, Grimace and Hamburglar (Big Red Shoe Car)
- Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (Santa’s Sleigh)
- U.S. Olympian Jordan Chiles and U.S. Paralympian Jessica Long (Birds of a Feather Stream Together)
Macy’s Parade Line Up
Macy’s Day Parade
Thursday November 23; 9am-Noon (On NBC) Coverage begins at 8:30am.