The 83rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 26th, 2009, 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, Matt Lauer and Al Roker. Participating celebrities included Cyndi Lauper, Andrea Bocelli, Jay Sean, Tiffany Thornton, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots and Gloria Gaynor.

Parade Lineup

Listed below are the various Parade units that appeared in the 2009 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

  • NYPD Highway Motorcycle Unit - 25th time
  • "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" Banner - 3rd time (Macy's)
  • Big Red Shoe Car - 10th time (McDonald's)
  • The Mach 5 Speed Racer - 1st and only time (Nickelodeon)
  • Calliope Wagon with 2 horses - 3rd time (Big Apple Circus)
  • 1902 "U.S. Tableau" Circus Wagon (Big Apple Circus) - 3rd time
  • Planters' NUTmobile (Planters) - 10th time
  • "All the World Loves a Parade" Banner - 3rd time (Macy's)
  • Macy's REO Truck (Macy's)

Toy Floats

Marching Bands


See also

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