Here is the lineup used for the 35th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which took place in 1961.



Guest Stars

  • The Cast of Bonanza
  • Martha Wright (Mother Goose)
  • Connie Francis: sang "Baby's First Christmas" (Pinocchio)
  • George Gobel (Let it Ride)
  • Sam Levene: sang "Let it Ride" (Let it Ride)
  • Troy Donahue (Cinderella)
  • Miss Teenage America: Diane Cox (Cinderella)
  • Robert Morse, & Charles Nelson Reilly (Space Ship)
  • Annette Funicello (Peacock)
  • Lori Martin
  • Joe E. Ross & Fred Gwynne
  • The New York Center Light Opera Company
  • Casey Stengel (Mets)
  • Lionel Hampton (Showboat)
  • Santa Claus


  • Mighty Mouse
  • Alvin & The Chipmunks
  • Alfred E. Neuman
  • Howdy Doody

Marching Bands

  • New Castle Senior High School Marching Band
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