Here is the lineup used for the 46th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.



Toy Floats

Guest Stars

  • John Raitt (Broadway Belle Showboat)
  • The Broadway Cast of Showboat (Broadway Belle Showboat)
  • Danny Bonaduce (Doodlebug)
  • Freda Payne; sang "Band of Gold(Mr. Snail)
  • Donna Fargo (Animal Block)
  • Jody Miller; sang "Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming(Woman in the Shoe)
  • Rick Springfield (Captain Hook's Pirate Ship)
  • Karen Wyman
  • Bill Anderson; sang "Unicorn(Rocking Unicorn)
  • Tommy Cash

Performance Groups

  • Today's Children
  • The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes

Marching Bands

  • Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps; performed "Everybody's Everything"
  • Huntington Thunderers
  • New York Police Department Emerald Society Pipe Band
  • Dover High School Marching Tornado Band
  • Western High School Marching Pioneers and Drill Team
  • Kokomo High School Wildkat Marching Band
  • Whitemarsh High School Marching Colonials
  • Cardinal Dougherty High School Band
  • McDonald's All-American Marching Band
  • Palmyra String Band
  • The Valley Stream South High School Color Guard
  • Racine Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band

Pre Parade Acts

  • The Dance Theater of Harlem
  • Renee Stuedemann
  • Cathy Rigby
  • The West Point Glee Club
  • Westchester High School Wranglerettes
  • Disney On Parade


  • Betty White - 10th and last time
  • Lorne Greene - 10th and Last time
  • Phyllis George (Pre-Parade Host) 1st and only time
  • Joe Garagiola (Pre-Parade Host) 5th and last time


Gallery: 1972 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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