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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.
- 1 Parade Lineup
- 2 Balloons
- 3 Balloonicles
- 4 Floats
- 5 Marching Bands
- 6 Guest Stars
- 7 Performance Groups
- 8 Pre-Parade Acts
- 9 Clowns
- 10 Trivia
- 11 See also
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.
- Super Grover (Sesame Workshop) - 2nd time
- Ronald McDonald (McDonald's Corporation) - 5th time
- Chicken Little (Walt Disney Pictures) - 1st time
- Little Bill* (Nickelodeon) - 3rd time
- Pikachu (The Pokémon Company) - 4th time
- Red and Yellow Brighten the Holidays (M&M's Chocolate Candies) - 1st time
- "Strike Up the Band" Barney (HIT Entertainment) - 2nd time
- Jeeves* (Ask Jeeves, Inc.) - 4th time
- SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon) - 1st time
- Charlie Brown & The Elusive Football (United Features Syndicate) - 3rd time
- Mr. Monopoly* (Parker Brothers) - 3rd time
- Big Bird (Sesame Workshop) - 4th time
- Garfield (Paws Incorporated) - 2nd time
- Clifford the Big Red Dog* (Scholastic, Incorporated) - 12th time
- Kermit the Frog* (The Jim Henson Company) - 3rd time
- Toy Soldier* (Macy's) - 4th time
- Yellow Macy's Stars (Macy's) - 3rd time
- Pumpkins (Macy's) - 2nd time
- Turkey of World Peace* (Delta Air Lines) - 1st time
- Wiggle Worm (Macy's) - 1st time
- Flying Fish (Macy's) - 8th time
- White Macy's Stars (Macy's) - 6th time
- Americana Ornaments (Macy's) - 5th time
- Uncle Sam (Macy's) - 3rd time
- Blue Macy's Stars (Macy's) - 2nd time
- Harold the Fireman (Macy's) - 9th time
- Snow Crystal Ornaments* (Macy's) - 1st time
- Poinsettia Ornaments (Macy's) - 1st time
- Red Candy Cane (Macy's) - 1st time
- Charlie, Kit & C.J. Holiday Elves (Macy's) - 5th (Charlie), 1st time (Kit and C.J.)
- Red Macy's Stars (Macy's) - 3rd time
- Mama, Papa and Baby (Macy's) - 2nd time
- The Marx Brothers (Macy's) - 2nd time
- The Founding Fathers (Macy's) - 1st time
- Weebles (Playskool) - 1st time
- Tom Turkey (Big3 Entertainment) - 11th time
- Carousel of Imagination* (The LEGO Company) - 3rd time
- Barbie as the Princess & The Pauper* (Mattel) - 1st time
- Teddy Bear's Workshop (Build-A-Bear Workshop) - 3rd time
- Expedition to the Top of Rhino Mountain (*Eckō Unlimited) - 2nd time
- Tutenstein (Discovery Kids) - 1st time
- greendog's world* (greendog) - 4th time
- Krazy Kritters (Dixie Georgia-Pacific) - 1st time
- Marion-Carol Showboat (Macys.com) - 3rd time
- Barney's Musical Playground* (HIT Entertainment) - 3rd time
- Bridge to the Future (Amerada Hess Corporation) - 2nd time
- Voyage to Adventure (Royal Caribbean International) - 1st time
- Animal Planet* (Discovery Network) - 6th time
- Statue of Liberty (Macy's) - 19th time
- Pep Rally (Mike Miller & Associates) - 1st time
- NFL Classic (National Football League) - 1st time
- Spirit of America (United States Postal Service) - 2nd time
- Bob the Builder with Wendy and Muck* (HIT Entertainment) - 4th time
- 123 Sesame Street (Sesame Workshop) - 1st time
- Kids' Candy Creation Lab (Hershey Foods Corporation) - 3rd time
- American Classic Malt Shop (Amica Insurance) - 2nd time
- Holiday Beat (Universal Orlando) - 1st time
- The Magic of Childhood (Fisher-Price) - 1st time
- Angelina Ballerina's Magic of Dance* (HIT Entertainment) - 3rd time
- Santa's Sleigh (Macy's) - 27th time
- New York Police Department Motorcycle Unit - 20th time
- "Holiday Treat for Children Everywhere" Banner (Macy's) - 24th time
- Elephants (Macy's) - 1st time
- Big Red Shoe Car (McDonald's Corporation) - 5th time
- Rhinos (*Ecko Unlimited) - 2nd time
- Pokemobile (The Pokémon Company) - 4th time
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang* - 1st time
- "Longest Running Show on Broadway" Banner (Macy's) - 1st time
- Mounted Parks Enforcement Patrol - 21st time
- NYPD Mounted Unit - 78th time
- New York City Tour Trolley* (History Channel) - 1st time
- Planters Nut Mobile (Planters) - 3rd time
- Balloonatic Van* (Macy's) - 1st time
- 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"
- Parade Officials Robin Hall and Chris Meier
- The NYC School Superachievers
- Julie Roberts, sang "You Ain't Down Home" (Tom Turkey)
- Ryan Cabrera, sang "True" (Carousel of Imagination)
- Ronald McDonald, Birdie the Early Bird, Grimace, and Hamburglar (Big Red Shoe Car)
- Princess Anneliese and Erika, sang "I Am A Girl Like You" (Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper)
- Raven-Symoné, sang "Backflip" (Teddy Bear's Workshop)
- Bearemy and Pawlette Coufur (Teddy Bear's Workshop)
- Nina Sky, sang "Holla Back" with AntiGravity (Expedition to Rhino Mountain)
- Jeff Timmons with Camp Broadway, sang "Walk Like an Egyptian" (Tutenstein)
- Hayley Westenra, sang "Beat of Your Heart" (greendog's world)
- greendog (greendog's world)
- Hi-5, sang "Living In A Rainbow" (Krazy Kritters)
- Raul Esparza and Erin Dilly (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
- Andrea Bocelli with World of Children, sang "When a Child Is Born" (Marion-Carole Showboat)
- Barney, Baby Bop, B.J. and Mr. Polar Bear, sang "It's C-C-Cold BRRRR!" (Barney's Musical Playground)
- Eva Tamargo, Richard Steinmetz, and Sylvania Arias from Passions (Clown Taxi)
- Gavin DeGraw, sang "I Don't Want To Be" (Bridge to the Future)
- Royal Caribbean Production Singers and Dancers, performed "Voyage to Adventure" (Voyage to Adventure)
- Bering Strait, sang "I Could Use A Hero" (Animal Planet)
- Steve Irwin and the Cast of Animal Cops (Animal Planet)
- Deborah Voigt and USSBA All-Star Color Guard, performed "Free to Dream" (Statue of Liberty)
- NFL Greats Joe Namath, Tony Dorsett, Harry Carson, and Lomas Brown (NFL Classic)
- NFL Team Mascots (NFL Classic)
- Fantasia, sang "I Believe" (Spirit of America)
- 2004 Olympic Gold Medalists Carly Patterson, Justin Gatlin, Misty May, Shawn Crawford, Sue Bird and Swin Cash (Spirit of America)
- The Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, sang "The Street We Live On" (1-2-3 Sesame Street)
- José Feliciano, sang "Feliz Navidad" (Kids' Candy Creation Lab)
- Barenaked Ladies, sang "Jingle Bells" (American Classic Malt Shop)
- Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey (Holiday Beat)
- Peter Cetera, sang "Something That Santa Claus Left Behind" (The Magic of Childhood)
- The New York City Ballet with The School of American Ballet, performed "The Nutcracker Suite" (Angelina Ballerina's Magic of Dance)
- Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (Santa's Sleigh)
- Piggley Winks
- The Rainbow Cubs
- Mother Goose & Friends
- The Blue Meanie
- Twig Wompkee
- Maya & Miguel
- Macy's Parade Bears
- 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"
- 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"
- Skating Clowns* - 35th time
- Macy's Parade Skaters* - 3rd time
- Countdown Clowns* - 11th time
- Vegetable Clowns - 11th time
- Parade Studio Art Clowns - 1st time
- Circus Clowns
- Ornament Clowns
- Birthday Party Clowns - 12th time
- Class Clowns - 5th time
- Alphabet Blocks - 11th time
- Hula Hoop Clowns
- Bicycle Clowns* - 1st time
- Jogging Wheel Clowns
- Uptown Doggie Walkers
- Stars and Clapboards - 1st time
- Keystone Kops & Robbers - 25th time
- Flower Pots and Bees - 4th time
- Funny Business Clowns
- Tropical Fruit Clowns - 9th time
- Bathing Beauties and Bathtub Clowns - 6th time
- All-Star Baseball Clowns - 3rd time
- Holiday Lanes Bowling League
- Holiday Clowns
- Patriotic Clowns
- Funny Bone Medical Team - 20th time
- Funny Firefighter Brigade - 6th time
- Banana Split Clowns - 9th time
- Car Hop Clowns - 1st time
- Clown Kazoo Band - 5th time
- Sleepy Clowns - 4th time
- Jester Clowns
- Funny Farm Produce Truck - 11th time
- Clown Taxi - 4th time
- Rub-A-Dub Bathtub - 6th time
- Fire Engine - 13th time
- Clown Ambulance - 20th time
- Banana Split Vehicle - 9th time
- Parade Drum - 3rd time
- 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.