Here is the lineup used for the 72nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which took place in 1998.


  • Big Bird (Children's Television Workshop) - 11th time
  • Babe (Universal Studios) (Retired) - 1st and only time
  • Barney (Lyrick Studios) - 5th time
  • Garfield (Paws, Inc.) (Removed from Parade) - 13th time
  • Wild Thing (Bell Atlantic) (Removed from Parade) - 1st time
  • Arthur (Random House Children's Media Group) - 2nd time
  • Peter Rabbit (Frederick Warne & Co.) (Retired) - 3rd and last time
  • Spider-Man (Marvel Comics) (Removed from Parade, Retired) - 12th and last time
  • Rugrats (Nickelodeon) - 2nd time
  • Dexter (Cartoon Network) - 1st time
  • Quik Bunny (Nestle USA) (Removed from Parade) - 11th time
  • Eben Bear (John Deere Company) (Retired) - 4th and last time

Heritage Balloons

Novelty Balloons


Toy Floats

Clown Cars

Marching Bands

  • Franklin High School Marching Band
  • Fayetteville High School Marching Band
  • Walton High School Marching Band
  • West High School Marching Band
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy Marching Band
  • NYPD Marching Band
  • Brandon Valley High School Marching Band
  • Arapahoe High School Marching Band
  • Redland High School Marching Band
  • Illinois State University Marching Band

Guest Stars

  • Rockapella
  • *NSYNC, performed "Tearin' Up My Heart"
  • 98 Degrees, performed "Because of You"
  • Chicago, performed "Let it Snow"
  • The Pointer Sisters performed "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"
  • Monica Arnold performed "Angel Of Mine"
  • Barney & Friends, performed "If All the Raindrops"
  • The Cast of Sesame Street, performed "Sing"
  • Judy Collins performed "The Fallow Way"
  • David Cone
  • Stacy Francis
  • Orlando Hernández
  • John Jacobson
  • M&M's: Red, Yellow, Orange, Green and Blue
  • Jeremy Kushnier
  • Martina McBride performed "Happy Girl"
  • Jo Dee Messina performed "i'm Alright"
  • Christiane Roll
  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • Cathy Rigby performed "i Gotta Crow"
  • Kenny Rogers performed "Heroes"
  • Kevin Sharp 
  • The Cast of The New Addams Family 
  • Robert Stella
  • The Cast of The King and I
  • Rex Smith
  • Douglas Sills
  • Joe Torre
  • Jennifer Laura Thompson
  • Tom Wopat
  • Richard York
  • The Cast of A Bug's Life

Performer Groups

  • American Sings

External Links


Gallery: 1998 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


This is the First post-1994 parade that didn't have the Rockette's welcoming the parade instead Annie get Your Gun welcomed the parade.

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