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

The 80th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 23rd, 2006, 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 Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, and Al Roker. Participating celebrities included Julie Andrews, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Renée Fleming, Darlene Love, and Barry Manilow.

Parade Lineup

Listed below are the various Parade units that appeared in the 2006 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, * indicates a retired Parade unit and italics indicate a unit removed from the lineup.


Giant Balloons

Novelty Balloons




Specialty Units

Toy Floats

Marching Bands

  • Macy's Great American Marching Band (Nationwide), performed "Strike Up the Band"
  • Homewood High School Patriot Band (Homewood, AL), performed "There's No Business Like Show Business"
  • Catalina Foothills Falcon Band (Tucson, AZ), performed "Hoedown"
  • Strongsville High School Marching Mustangs (Strongsville, OH), performed "Roll Over Beethoven"
  • Baldwin Highlander Marching Band (Pittsburgh, PA), performed "Dance Bacchanal"
  • The Spirit of Central Marching Band and Guard (Indianapolis, IN), performed "Hard Day's Night"
  • NYPD Marching Band (New York City, NY), performed "New York, New York"
  • United States Air Force Academy Marching Band (Colorado Springs, CO), performed "Wild Blue Yonder"
  • The Tuba Titans (Nationwide), performed "Stars and Stripes Forever"
  • Mountain Home High School Bomber Band (Mountain Home, AK), performed "Johnny Be Good"
  • Riverside Community College Marching Tigers (Riverside, CA), performed "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"

Guest Stars

  • Parade Officials Robin Hall and Chris Meier
  • Macy's Parade on Parade Tour Kids
  • Charlie Brown, Linus, and Lucy (Snoopy's Doghouse)
  • Cast of High School Musical, sang "We're All In This Together" (Spirit of America)
  • Julie Andrews, sang "The Show Must Go On" with School of American Ballet (Story Time)
  • Big Apple Circus Cast (Big Apple Circus Wagon)
  • The Laurie Berkner Band with Susan Lampert and Adam Bernstein, sang "Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)" (The Magic of Childhood)
  • Barbie as Princess Genevieve and Prince Derek, performed "Shine" (Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses)
  • Miss U.S.A. 2006 - Tara Conner (Marion-Carole Showboat)
  • Sandi Patty, sang "Oklahoma Rising!" (Oklahoma Rising!)
  • Bart Conner, Nadia Comăneci, Mat Hoffman, Wayman Tisdale, Joe Carter and John Smith (Oklahoma Rising!)
  • The Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, sang "Another Sunny Day" (1-2-3 Sesame Street)
  • The Jonas Brothers, sang "Year 3000" (Starship Discovery)
  • Ruff Ruffman with The FETCH! Kids (Starship Discovery)
  • Gloria Estefan, sang "See With Your Heart" (Animal Wonders)
  • Rachael Reenstra with Costello the Dog (Animal Wonders)
  • Diana DeGarmo and The Phoenix Boys Choir, sang "The Pharaoh Strut" (Tutenstein)
  • John Tartaglia (Doodlebug)[1]
  • The Cast of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, sang "With a Little Help from My Friends" (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)
  • Chris Brown, sang "Say Goodbye" with USA Climbing (Expedition to Rhino Mountain)
  • Ciara, sang "Get Up" (Voyage to Adventure)
  • RBD, sang "Tu Amour" (Candy Creation Lab)
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates, sang "Home for Christmas" (Big Apple)
  • Josh Kelley, sang "Just Say The Word" (Bridge to the Future)
  • Cheyenne, sang "Four Walls" (Thanksgiving Classics)
  • NFL Greats Eric Dickerson, Harry Carson, Emmit Smith, Wayne Chrebet and NFL Team Mascots (Thanksgiving Classics)
  • Darlene Love and The Dynamites from Hairspray, sang "It's All About Tonight" with Broadway Dance Center (American Classic Malt Shop)
  • Sarah McLachlan, sang "Ordinary Miracle" (Charlotte's Web)
  • Renée Fleming with the United States Air Force Academy Choir, sang "America The Beautiful" (Statue of Liberty)
  • Ronald McDonald and McKids (Big Red Shoe Car)
  • Barry Manilow, sang "What The World Needs Now" with World of Children (New York Tin Toy)
  • The Cast of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, sang "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" (Holiday Lovin' Oven)
  • Macy's Parade Bears (80th Parade Drum)
  • Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana, sang "Best of Both Worlds" (Teddy Bear's Workshop)
  • Natalie Grant, sang "Believe" (The Polar Express)
  • Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (Santa's Sleigh)

Specialty Characters

Performance Groups

Pre-Parade Acts

  • Camp Broadway, performed "Give Me A Drum"
  • A Chorus Line, performed "One"
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas, performed "Who Likes Christmas?" and "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"
  • The Color Purple, performed "Mysterious Ways"
  • Spamalot, performed "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
  • The Radio City Rockettes, performed "Happy Holidays"


Stilt Walkers

Clown Cars

See also


  1. John Tartaglia was initially scheduled to appear on the brand-new Doodlebug float. However, the float broke down and was sidelined just before reaching Columbus Circle. As a result, Tartaglia rode on the Rocking Horse toy float for the rest of the route.