Amica Mutual Insurance Company is a Rhode Island-based mutual insurance company that offers auto, home, and life insurance. Amica was founded in 1907 by A.T. Vigneron and originally offered auto, fire and theft insurance. Since then, Amica has expanded to offering auto, home, and life insurance, as well as owning a number of subsidiary insurance companies. It is the oldest mutual insurer of automobiles in the United States.
History with the Macy's Parade
Amica Mutual Insurance made their Parade debut in 2003, sponsoring a float titled "American Classic Malt Shop", which takes Parade watchers back to the '50s with a malt shop on wheels. Giant ice cream sundaes tower over the sides of the floats, with red-and-white checkerboard flooring and an always-classic malt shop jukebox, with a rotating display window showcasing all the sweets that are to be had on the float. This float was retired after 2007 and was refurbished into the Despicable Me 2: Dispicably Delicious float in 2013, and once again in 2015, this time to the theme of the Casa Fresca Cafe, which was furnished by Avocados from Mexico.
Listed below are the guest stars that have performed/appeared on the float, alongside the respective songs which they sang during the NBC Telecast.
- 2003 - Hilary Duff, sang "So Yesterday"
- 2004 - Barenaked Ladies, sang "Jingle Bells"
- 2005 - The Beach Boys, sang "Little Saint Nick"
- 2006 - Darlene Love & The Broadway Dance Center, sang "It's Over Now"
- 2007 - The Cast of Hairspray, sang "You Can't Stop the Beat"