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. It was hosted by Meredith Vieria (whom had taken over the roll from Katie Couric), Matt Lauer and Al Roker. Participating celebrities included Julie Andrews, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Renee Flemming, Sandi Patty and John Tartaglia.

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, and * indicates a retired Parade unit.


Giant Balloons

Novelty Balloons




Marching Bands

Guest Stars

  • Cast of High School Musical, performed "We're All In This Together"
  • Julie Andrews, performed "The Show Must Go On"
  • The Laurie Berkner Band Susan Lampert and Adam Bernstein, performed "Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)"
  • Princess Genevieve and Prince Derek
  • Miss USA Tara Conner
  • Sandi Patty, performed "Oklahoma Rising!"
  • Bart Conner  
  • Nadia Comăneci
  • Mat Hoffman
  • Wayman Tisdale
  • Joe Carter
  • John Smith
  • The Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, performed "Another Sunny Day"
  • The Jonas Brothers, performed "Year 3000"
  • The Fetch Kids
  • Gloria Estefan, performed "Sing With Your Heart"
  • Rachael Reenstra with Costello the Dog
  • Diana DeGarmo, performed "The Pharaoh Strut"
  • Cast of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, performed "With A Little Help With My Friends"
  • Chris Brown, performed "Say Goodbye"
  • Ciara, performed "Get Up"
  • RBD, performed "Tu Amour"
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates, performed "Home for Christmas"
  • Josh Kelley, performed "Just Say The Word"
  • Cheyenne, performed "Four Walls"
  • Eric Dickerson
  • Harry Carson
  • Emmet Smith
  • Darlene Love, performed "It's All About Tonight"
  • The Dynamites from Broadway's Hairspray
  • Sarah McLachlan, performed "Ordinary Miracle"
  • Renee Flemming, performed "America The Beautiful"
  • Barry Manilow, performed "What The World Needs Now"
  • The Cast of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, performed "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm"
  • Miley Cyrus, performed "Best of Both Worlds"
  • Natalie Grant, performed "Believe"
  • Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus

Performance Groups


See also

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