Dora the Explorer is the main character of her self-titled educational animated TV show on Nick Jr., the children's programming block of Nickelodeon. Dora is a 7-year-old girl of Indigenous Mexican heritage, who embarks on quests to various locales accompanied by her talking backpack and her anthropomorphized monkey companion Boots. In overcoming obstacles and solving puzzles, she often makes use of fourth-wall breaking interactions with young viewers to seek their assistance. Dora's show aired from 2000 to 2015, with the most episodes of any show on Nick Jr.

History with the Macy's Parade

Dora was introduced to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as a balloon, accompanied by her backpack and map, which appeared from 2005 to 2009; she was the first Latino character to have a balloon in the parade. In 2010, the balloon was replaced with a float based on the TV Movie Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure and that float itself was replaced with a float based on Dora & Friends: Into The City!.


Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure

  • 2010 - India Aria
  • 2011 - The Fresh Beat Band
  • 2012 - Rachel Crow
  • 2013 - Ariana Grande

Dora & Friends into the City!

  • 2014 - Becky G


  • Dora the Explorer theme song instrumental