Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Wiki
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Wiki

The 56th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 25th, 1982, in New York City, and shown to viewers live on NBC that same day from 9:00am to 12:00pm. It was hosted by Bryant Gumbel and Sarah Purcell. Participating celebrities included Milton Berle, Andy Gibb, Sammy Davis Jr., The Oak Ridge Boys, Paul Williams, and Dean Butler.

Parade Lineup

Listed below are the various Parade units that appeared in the 1982 line of march. Each unit is listed in several categories and sub-categories, in addition to the unit's sponsor.

Terms for Parade unit status: Bold indicates a new Parade unit, Underline indicates a unit that was brought back after an absence, Strikethrough indicates a removed Parade unit, and * indicates a retired Parade unit.



Specialty Units

Toy Floats

Marching Bands

Guest Stars

Specialty Characters

Performance Groups

Pre-Parade Acts

  • Betty Thomas and Ed Marinaro from NBC's Hill Street Blues, sang "Side by Side"
  • Paul Binder and Michael Christensen from "The Big Apple Circus"
  • The Broadway Cast of "Dreamgirls", performed "Dreamgirls"
  • Debbie Allen, Gene Anthony Ray, & the Dancers from NBC's Fame, performed "Sing, Sing, Sing"



  • Fire Outhouse, Fire Engine and Fire Pumper
  • Open Jogging Wheel
  • TV Props
  • Paddy Wagon
  • Bells Jogging Wheel
  • Glitz Jogging Wheel

See also