The 61st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 26, 1987, in New York City and shown to viewers live on NBC that same day at 9:00 a.m. It was hosted by Willard Scott and Mary Hart.


Novelty Balloons


Marching Bands

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Guest Stars

  • Kale Browne
  • Rita Coolidge
  • Joel Grey
  • Alaina Reed-Hall
  • Bert Parks
  • Bob Smith
  • Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog
  • Bobby Vinton
  • Bruce Weitz
  • Saundra Santiago
  • Ronald McDonald (Along with the Marching Band)
  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • John Tesh
  • Gloria Loring
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Ed Fry
  • David Forsyth
  • Marvel's Superheroes: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Wolverine, Dr. Octopus, and Dr. Doom
  • Michael Damian
  • Tiffany
  • Ben Vereen
  • Christopher Hewett
  • SeaWorld Characters
  • Judy Kaye
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Phylicia Rashad
  • Jill Schulz and the Peanuts Gang: Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus
  • Pia Zadora
  • Barbie and the Sensations


  • Archie
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich
  • Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tweety Bird
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Danger Mouse
  • McGruff the Crime Dog
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Pillow People
  • Quik Bunny
  • The Smurfs


Gallery: 1987 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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