The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 26th, 2015, in New York City and shown to viewers on NBC that same day at 9:00 a.m. It was hosted by Savannah GuthrieMatt Lauer and Al Roker. Participating celebrities included Mariah Carey, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Plain White T's, Shawn Mendes and Andra Day.

Parade Lineup

Listed below are the various Parade units that appeared in the 2015 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

Novelty Balloons



Toy Floats

Marching Bands

  • Macy's Great American Marching Band; performed "A New York Medley"
  • Stephen F. Austen State University Lumberjack Marching Band; performed "Emblems of a Reigon"
  • University of Virginia Cavalier Marching Band
  • NYPD Marching Band
  • Gulf Coast High School Shark Marching Band
  • Walled Lake Central High School Viking Marching Band
  • Munford High School Marching Band
  • Nogales High School Noble Regiment Marching Band
  • Lewis Cass High School Marching Band
  • North Hardin High School Trojan Marching Band
  • West Chester University Golden Ram Marching Band
  • University of Illinois Marching Illini

Guest Stars

  • Sandra Lee
  • Jordin Sparks; sang "Right Here, Right Now"
  • The Cast & Muppets of Sesame Street with Questlove; sang "Smarter, Stronger, Kinder"
  • Trey Songz; sang "About You"
  • Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell
  • Jake Owen
  • Mark & Marty Howe
  • Ronald McDonald & The McKids
  • Andy Grammer; sang "Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)"
  • Panic! at the Disco; sang "Victorious"
  • Plain White T's
  • Shawn Mendes; sang "Stitches"
  • The Cast of Cirque du Soleil's Paramour
  • Mispo
  • Daughtry
  • Sprout's Chica & Her Co-Hosts and Nina & Star
  • Andra Day
  • Dove Cameron & Sofia Carson
  • Rachel Platten; sang "Stand By You"
  • Prince Royce; sang "Stuck on a Feeling"
  • Cast of School of Rock
  • MercyMe
  • Jennifer Nettles
  • Train
  • Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
  • Mariah Carey; sang "All I Want for Christmas is You"
  • Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus

Costumed Characters

  • Turkey Tech Mascot
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Pirate Booty Pirate
  • Wompkee
  • Mr. Peanut
  • Mount Rushmore Mascots
  • Charlie, Kit & C.J. Holiday Elves
  • Charlie Brown, Lucy & Linus

Performance Groups

  • Spirit of America Cheer
  • Kruti Dance Academy
  • Brooklyn Jumpies
  • Sani Dance Performance
  • 610 Stompers
  • J.U.M.P
  • Spirit of America Dance Stars

Specialty Units

  • NYPD Motorcycle Brigade
  • "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" Banner (Retired) - 4th and last time
  • Big Red Shoe Car - 16th time (McDonald's)
  • NYPD Mounted Unit
  • 1903 "United States" Circus Wagon
  • "All the World Loves A Parade" Banner (Retired) - 4th and last time
  • Planters' NUTmobile - 5th time (Planters)
  • FDNY 1924 Ford Model T Vintage Fire Truck
  • NYC Parks Mounted Unit


Clown Cars

  • Produce Wagons
  • Viking Confetti-Pult
  • Fire Truck Clown Car
  • Taxi Cab of Clowns

Stilt Walters

  • Celebration Clowns
  • Turkeys
  • Pencils
  • Hot Dog & Ice Cream Vendors
  • Sea Anemone
  • Peg Leg Pirates
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Cowboy
  • Candy Canes
  • Christmas Trees
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