Here is the lineup used for the 63rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which took place in 1989.


Despite the frigid and snowy weather, Macy's had another great parade in 1989, making sure the weather didn't stop any balloons from flying. Quik Bunny, Snuggle Bear, Ronald McDonald, Garfield, and other inflated wonders would please guests as they went down Broadway. However, wind and snow proved very challenging for the handlers, managing to puncture Snoopy and Woodstock, and newcomer Bugs Bunny. Despite this, the rest of the Parade carried on with barely any more problems. Guest stars such as Jill Schultz, Robin Vaughn, Alan Rachins, the Looney Tunes cast, and many more. And as usual, Santa Claus wrapped things up to mark the start of the Christmas season.


Heritage Balloons

Novelty Balloons


Guest Stars

  • Dixie Carter (Soaring Spirit Canoe)
  • Clint Black; sang "Straight from the Factory" (Turkey)
  • Robert, & Caitlin Vaughn (Strawberry Cottage)
  • Chelsea Hertford (Rocking Tortoise)
  • The Jets (Rocket Car)
  • Terry Lester (Macy Clipper)
  • Candace Cameron, & Jodie Sweetin (American Folk Heroes)
  • Dawnn Lewis; sang "Wind Beneath my Wings" (Horse & Dragon)
  • Melba Moore; sang "Holding Out for a Hero” (Marvel Universe)
  • Buddy Hackett (Mother Goose)
  • Sandra Fergusen, & Charles Grant (Cinderella's Carriage)
  • Fred Travalena (As the Joker) (Saggy Baggy)
  • The New Kids on the Block; sang "This One's for the Children" (Big Apple)
  • Dave Cone, Tommy John, & the Trumbull National Little League World Champions (Big Apple)
  • Jeremy Light (Rocking Lobster)
  • Debbye Turner (Statue of Liberty)
  • Odetta (Watering Can)
  • Dick Schneider (Doodlebug)
  • Robin Leach (Macy Flyer)
  • The Long Island Banjo Society (Showboat)
  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; sang "Bayou Jubilee" (Showboat)
  • Telly Savalas (Northwind Museum Environmental Trolley)
  • Alan Rachins (Holiday Clock Tower)
  • Jane Hanson, Katie Kelly, Peltz, & the New York Renaissance Festival (Holiday Clock Tower)
  • Donna Kane (Christmas Wagon)
  • Jill Schulz, & Amani Murray (Peanuts Ice Rink)

Walk-Around Characters

  • Laurel & Hardy (Crooked Creek Stagecoach)
  • Groucho Marx (Crooked Creek Stagecoach)
  • Marilyn Monroe (Crooked Creek Stagecoach)
  • The California Raisins
  • Chip, & Dale (Rocket Car)
  • Archie & his Friends
  • Paddington Bear (Rocking Horse)
  • Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Dr. Doom, and Dr. Octopus
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Minnie Mouse, Snow White, and Dopey (LiMOUSEine)
  • Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, and The Road Runner
  • Barbie, & Her Friends (Dance Club Barbie)
  • Charlie Brown, Lucy, & Linus (Peanuts Ice Rink)

Performer Groups

  • The Big Apple Circus
  • America Sings! (Herald Square Express)
  • The Radio City Rockettes

Marching Bands

Coming Soon!

Pre-Parade Acts

  • The NCA All-American Cheerleaders
  • The Big Apple Circus
  • The Kilgore Rangerettes
  • The Drill Team Hawaii & St. Andrew's Priory School
  • Grand Hotel the Musical
  • Judy Kate; sang "Parade"
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Scott Bakula, The NCA All-American Cheerleaders, the Cast of Meet Me in St. Louis, & the Kilgore Rangerettes


Gallery: 1989 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.