Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Parade Archives

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1st Parade Ad


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Elephants in the first Macy’s Parade 1924, then called Macy’s Christmas Parade


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Felix the Cat 1927 – 1st Balloon in Macy’s Parade


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Happy Dragon 1927 – 2nd Parade Balloon in Macy’s Parade


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Daschund- Released after conclusion of Parade 1929


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Eddie Cantor – 1st ever balloon based on a real person 1934


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Mickey Mouse 1934 – 1st Mickey balloon designed with the help of Walt Disney


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Santa Balloon 1940


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Happy Hippo 1940s


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Uncle Sam 1940s


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Harold the Baseball Player 1946


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Macy’s Elf balloon 1947


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Bullwinkle 1961


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Donald Duck 1962


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Underdog 1965


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Superman 1966


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Flying Ace Snoopy 1968 – 1st ever Snoopy Balloon of seven


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Kermit the Frog 1977


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Woody Woodpecker 1982


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Raggedy Ann 1984


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Betty Boop 1985


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Pink Panther 1988


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Clifford 1990


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Spider-Man 1991 -1st appearance of the iconic superhero


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Bandleader Mickey Mouse 2000


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Big Bird 2001


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Kermit The Frog 2002


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Strike Up the Band Barney 2003


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Macy’s Parade Humpty Dumpty by Tom Otterness 2005 – 1st Blue Sky Gallery Series Balloon


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Rabbit by Jeff Koons 2007 – 2nd Blue Sky Gallery Series Balloon


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Figure with Heart by Keith Haring 2008 – 3rd Blue Sky Gallery Series Balloon


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Kaikai and Kiki by Takashi Murakami 2010- 4th Blue Sky Gallery Series Balloons


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Tim Burton’s B. 2011 – 5th Blue Sky Gallery Series Balloon


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Companion by KAWS 2012 – 6th Blue Sky Gallery Series Balloon


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1st Santa Float 1924


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Miss Muffett float 1924


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Tin Man Float 1940s


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Balloonatics Float 1926 – Inspired the creation of the character balloons


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Edmund Gwenn as Santa Claus during the filming of the 20th Century Fox film -Miracle on 34th Street- 1946


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Broadway Belle Showboat 1950s


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Peanuts Float 1960s


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Tom Turkey float – Oldest in the Parade 1970s


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Sesame Street float 1978 – 1st ever Sesame Street float


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Strawberry Shortcake 1980s


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Soaring Spirit Canoe 2000s


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Lego float 2002


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Barney’s Playtime in the Park 2002


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Barbie – The Prince & the Pauper Float 2004


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Clowns 1966


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Clown Heads 1970


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Troubleshooting

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