The 40th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 24, 1966, in New York City and shown to viewers live on NBC that same day from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. It was hosted by Lorne Greene, & Betty White. Participating celebrities included Nina Simone, Tessie O'Shea, Dusty Springfield, Teresa Brewer, Wayne Newton, and Soupy Sales.



  • Cinderella's Carriage - 1st time
  • Grand Prix* - 1st time (MGM)
  • Circus - 2nd time
  • Autumn Splendor* - 2nd time
  • Dinosaurs* - 1st time (Sinclair Oil)
  • McDonald's*- 1st time (McDonald's)
  • Carousel - 2nd Time
  • Mother Goose - 6th time
  • Toyland* - 2nd time
  • Barn - 2nd time
  • Salute to Canada & Expo 67* - 1st time (Expo 67)
  • The Old Woman in the Shoe - 2nd time
  • Noah's Ark*- 1st time (20th Century Fox)
  • Santa's Sleigh* - 3rd time

Guest Stars

  • Wayne Newton (Cinderella's Carriage)
  • Francoise Hardy (Grand Prix)
  • Jack Brabham (Grand Prix)
  • Frankie Michaels (Circus)
  • Nina Simone; sang "Blue Skies" (The Flower Float)
  • Soupy Sales (McDonald's)
  • Tessie O'Shea (Toyland)
  • Bruce Yarnell and the Broadway Cast of Carousel (Barn)
  • Teresa Brewer; sang "Jingle Bell Rock" (Mother Goose)
  • Dusty Springfield; sang "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" (Woman in the Shoe)


1966 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade/Gallery

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