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

The 78th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 25th, 2004 in New York City, and shown to viewers live on NBC that same day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. It was hosted by Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, and Al Roker. Participating celebrities included Steve Irwin, Deborah Voigt, Jeff Timmons, Gavin DeGraw, Peter Cetera and José Feliciano.

Parade Lineup

Listed below are the various Parade units that appeared in the 2004 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, underline indicates an element that returned after an absence and * indicates a Parade unit retired after the 2004 procession.


Giant Balloons

Novelty Balloons




Specialty Units

Toy Floats

Marching Bands

  • Baker High School Marching Band (Mobile, AL), performed "N.Y.C"
  • Waukesha North High School Northstar Band (Waukesha, WI), performed "Don't Rain On My Parade"
  • Warren G. Harding Raider Band (Warren, OH), performed "On Broadway"
  • Dobyns-Bennett High School Marching Indian Band (Kingsport, TN), performed "1812 Overture"
  • Highland High School Marching Band (Gilbert, AZ), performed "Winter Dances"
  • Riverview High School Kiltie Band (Sarasota, FL), performed "Tunes of Glory"
  • Corning-Painted Post West High School Viking Marching Band (Painted Post, NY), performed "Respect"
  • St. Augustine High School Marching 100 (New Orleans, LA), performed "The Mardi Gras Medley Carnival Show"
  • Towpath Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps (Macedon, NY)
  • NYPD Marching Band (New York City, NY), performed "Gospel John"
  • Mayfield High School Marching Band (Las Cruces, NM), performed "La Bamba" and "Twist and Shout"
  • Lassiter High School Marching Trojan Band (Marietta, GA), performed "March of the Toys"

Guest Stars

Specialty Characters

Performance Groups

  • The Music City Mystique Drumline (Nashville, TN)
  • E&J Productions, The Other Side of Midnight
  • Universal Cheerleaders and Universal Dance Association (Nationwide), performed "Let's Go"
  • America Sings! (Nationwide), performed "Spirit of America"
  • Albert & Friends Instant Circus (London, UK)
  • Tap Dancing Christmas Trees (Alameda, CA), performed "We Need a Little Christmas"

Pre-Parade Acts

  • Mike Miller Dance Team, performed "Holiday"
  • All Shook Up, performed "Burning Love"
  • Wonderful Town, performed "Swing!"
  • Bombay Dreams, performed "Shakalaka Baby"
  • Good Vibrations, performed "Fun, Fun, Fun"
  • The Radio City Rockettes, performed "The Polar Express Medley"


Stilt Walkers

Clown Cars


  • The Mr. Snail Toy Float and the Rain Ballet Clowns were both part of the initial lineup, however both units would be removed from the lineup in the final stages of planning.

See also