The 76th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 28th 2002 in New York City, and shown to viewers live on NBC that same day from 9am to 12pm. It was hosted by Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker. Participating celebrities included Josh Groban, Judy Kaye, Joey Lawrence, Ashanti, The Wiggles and Michael Fienstien.

Parade Lineup

Listed below are the Parade units that appeared in the 2002 line of march. Each unit is listed in several categories and sub-categories, in addition to the unit's sponsor.

Bold indicates a new Parade unit, and * indicates a retired Parade unit.


Giant Balloons

Novelty Balloons



Specialty Units

  • New York City Highway Patrol District Motorcycle Police Brigade
  • "A Holiday Treat For Children Everywhere" Banner
  • Central Parks Enforcement Mounted Patrol
  • Doodlebug (Central Park Conservacy)
  • Planters' NUTmobile - 1st time (Planters)
  • "The United States" Circus Wagon (Big Apple Circus)
  • Big Red Shoe Car (McDonald's Corporation)
  • "If You Haven't Seen Macy's. You Haven't Seen New York" Banner
  • New York Police Department Mounted Unit
  • 1922 Macy's REO Truck (Macy's)
  • Pikamobile (The Pokemon Company)

Toy Floats

Marching Bands

  • Prospect High School Marching Band
  • Turpin High School Marching Band
  • Miles College Marching Band
  • Kamiak High School Show Band & Color Guard
  • Cisco Jr. College Band & Belles
  • James F. Byrnes High School Marching Band
  • Quantico Marine Band
  • Stone High School Marching Band
  • New York Police Department Marching Band
  • Salem High School Marching Band
  • Piscataway High School Marching Band
  • Highland High School Marching Band
  • Lafayette High School Marching Band

Guest Stars

Bold indicates their float appearance.

  • Miss America 2002 Shauntay Hinton (Tom Turkey)
  • Snoopy (Pep Rally)
  • Play (Teddy Bear's 100th Anniversary Workshop)
  • The Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street with International Friends (Sesame Street)
  • Liza Huber and Eric Martsolf (Wedding Bell-Y Laughs Limo)
  • Justin Guarini (Road To The Future)
  • no secrets (Kids' Candy Creation Lab)
  • Mario (World of Greendog)
  • The Cast of Good Morning Miami (Westward Ho!)
  • Josh Groban (Mother Earth)
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Doodlebug)
  • The Wiggles (Jolly Polly Pirate Ship)
  • Michael Feinstein (Carousel of Imagination)
  • Ronald McDonald, Grimace and the Hamburglar (Big Red Shoe Car)
  • Joe Lawrence (Marion-Carole Showboat)
  • The Cast of American Dreams (Marion-Carole Showboat)
  • Macy's Holiday Bears (1922 Macy's REO Truck)
  • Michael Cavanaugh (Statue of Liberty)
  • Natural (Big Apple)
  • Matthew Lawrence (Rocking Tortoise)
  • Andy Lawrence (Mr. Snail)
  • Baha Men with Jeff Corwin & Matt Gallant (Amazing Creatures of the Wild)
  • Lee Ann Womack (Waterfall City)
  • Barney, Baby Bop & B.J. (Barney's Playtime in the Park)
  • Ashanti (M&M's Network)
  • F. Murray Abraham and the Cast of A Christmas Carol (A Christmas Carol)
  • Judy Kaye and the Stars of Percy, The Poor Little Penguin (Santaland Express)
  • Raggedy Ann (Rocking Horse)
  • Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (Santa's Sleigh)


  • Countdown Clowns

Broadway Musicals

  • Hairspray
  • Oklahoma
  • The Producers
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie

See also

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