Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Poster 1998

Poster for the 1998 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The 72nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was broadcasted on November 26, 1998.


  1. Big Bird - (Was the Lead Balloon To Celebrate Sesame Street's 30th Anniversary) 11th Time
  2. Babe (To Promote Babe: Pig in the City, Retired) - First and only Time
  3. Barney The Dinosaur - 5th Time
  4. Garfield (Not Seen Due to a Accident, Video Footage from 1996, to Celebrate Garfield's 20th Birthday) - 15th Time
  5. Wild Thing (Not Seen Due to a Accident and Not Mentioned on NBC Broadcast) - First Time
  6. Arthur - 2nd Time
  7. Peter Rabbit (Retired) - 3rd and last Time
  8. Spider-Man (Not Seen Due to Heavy Rain and a Ripped Stomach/Videotape Footage from 1996 and 1987, Retired) - 12th and last Time
  9. Rugrats (To Promote The Rugrats Movie) - 2nd Time
  10. Dexter's Laboratory - First Time
  11. Quik Bunny (Not Seen Due to Weather Conditions, Videotape Footage from 1993) - 11th Time
  12. Eben Bear - 4th and last Time

Novelty Balloons

  • Cloe the Holiday Clown
  • Macy's White Stars
  • ABC Bouncing Balls
  • Pumpkins (Retired)
  • Strawberry/Pistachio Ice Cream Cone
  • Macy's White Stars #2
  • Macy's Sports: Basketball, Football, and Baseball
  • Harold the Fireman
  • Snowflakes Stars

Falloons (Bold for new Falloons)

  • The Magical World of Mother Goose (Retired) - 8th and last Time
  • M&M's Red and Yellow - First Time
  • Fox Family Channel's Snow Family - 3rd Time
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (to promote Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie, Holiday Ambassador) - First Time


  • Matt Lauer (First Time Hosting the Parade)
  • Katie Couric
  • Al Roker

Broadway Musicals

  • Cabaret
  • Footloose
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Peter Pan
  • Annie Gets Your Gun

Floats (Bold is for new floats)

  • Tom Turkey
  • Sesame Street Pop-up Book
  • Macy's Cornucopia (Retired)
  • The King and I (Retired) 
  • Barney's Gingerbread House (Retired)
  • The Magical World of Mother Goose (Retired)
  • Mr. Peanut's Circus
  • Wakin' Up
  • Soaring Spirits Canoe
  • Peter Pan's Pirate Ship
  • M&M's Studios
  • Westward Ho! Wagon (Retired)
  • A Bug's Life P.T Flea's Circus (Retired)
  • Pep Rally
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Party Time (Retired)
  • Big Apple
  • Flights of Fancy
  • Santaland Express
  • Snow Family
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Annabelle's Wish (Retired)
  • Santa's Sleigh


  • Rockapella
  • *NSYNC, performed "Tearin' Up My Heart"
  • 98 Degrees, performed "Because of You"
  • Chicago, performed "Let it Snow"
  • The Pointer Sisters performed "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"
  • Monica Arnold performed "Angel Of Mine"
  • Barney & Friends, performed "If All the Raindrops"
  • The Cast of Sesame Street: Big Bird's Nest: Elmo, Bert, and Ernie, Windows: (Top: Baby Bear, Two Anything Monsters, Prairie Dawn, Zoe, Grover, Cookie Monster, Herry Monster, Telly Monster), (Bottom: Count Von Count, Rostia), Staircase: Big Bird, Oscar's Trash Can: Oscar the Grouch, On the Floor: Alice Snuffleupagus, Barkley, Gordon, Susan, Alan, Gina, Ruthie, Maria, Luis, Bob, Linda, Miles, Gabi and the Kids performed "Sing"
  • Judy Collins performed "The Fallow Way"
  • David Cone
  • Stacy Francis
  • Orlando Hernández
  • John Jacobson
  • M&M's: Red, Yellow, Orange, Green and Blue
  • Jeremy Kushnier
  • Martina McBride performed "Happy Girl"
  • Jo Dee Messina performed "i'm Alright"
  • Christiane Roll
  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • Cathy Rigby performed "i Gotta Crow"
  • Kenny Rogers performed "Heroes"
  • kevin sharp 
  • The cast of The New Addams Family 
  • Robert Stella
  • The Cast of The King and I (To Promote The King and I 1999 Film)
  • Rex Smith
  • Douglas Sills
  • Joe Torre
  • Jennifer Laura Thompson
  • Tom Wopat
  • Richard York

Performer Groups

  • American Sings

Marching Bands

Video Link


This is the First post-1994 parade that didn't have the Rockette's welcoming the parade instead Annie get Your Gun welcomed the parade.