The 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 25th, 2010, 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 Merideth Vieria, Matt Lauer and Al Roker. Participating celebrities included Betty Buckley, Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Ann Hampton Callaway and Gladys Knight.

Parade Lineup

Listed below are the various Parade units that appeared in the 2010 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


Giant Balloons

Heritage Balloons

Novelty Balloons




Specialty Floats

  • Big Apple Circus
  • Ronald's Big Red Shoe Car - 11th time
  • Takashi Murakami - 1st time & retired
  • Reshiram & Zekrom - 1st time & retired
  • Snow Queen - 1st time & retired

Toy Floats

Specialty Units

  • Turkey Produce Truck
  • Macy's REO Truck

Marching Bands

Coming Soon!

Guest Stars

  • Kylie Minogue
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Big Time Rush
  • Peanuts: Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and Woodstock
  • Kanye West; sang "Lost in This World"
  • Gloriana, sang "Wild at Heart"
  • Big Apple Circus
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Planters: Mr. Peanut
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Gladys Knight
  • Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers
  • Crystal Shawanda
  • Betty Buckley
  • Kyle Swann
  • The Cast of Power Rangers Samurai
  • Keri Hilson; sang "Pretty Girl Rock"
  • Isabella Collins
  • Mannheim Steamroller
  • Michael Grimm
  • Rima Fakih
  • Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Miranda Cosgrove and The Minions (To Promote Despicable Me)
  • Victoria Justice
  • Jimmy Fallon and the Roots (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
  • The Cast of Sesame Street: Big Bird's Nest: Big Bird, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Windows: (Top: Ernie, Bert, Rostia, Grover, Cookie Monster, Zoe, Baby Bear, Telly Monster), (Bottom: Count Von Count, Murray Monster), Oscar's Trash Can: Oscar the Grouch, On the Floor: Leela, Bob, Alan, Gordon, Gina, Susan, Gabi, Maria, Luis, and the Kids
  • Eric Hutchinson
  • McDonald's: Ronald McDonald
  • Juanes
  • Dora the Explorer: Dora the Explorer, Boots, and Swiper
  • India Arie
  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • The Smurfs: Clumsy Smurf, Smurfette, and Papa Smurf

Performance Groups

  • US Pizza Team
  • Varsity Spirit Cheerleaders

Broadway Musicals


Stilt Walkers

  • Ring Master
  • Uncle Sam
  • Jack & the Beanstalk
  • Butterfly
  • Toy Soldier

Clown Cars

  • School Bus
  • Firetruck
  • Ambulance

See also

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