The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 23rd, 2017, in New York City and shown to viewers live on NBC that same day from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. It was hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Al Roker. Participating celebrities included Patti LaBelle, 98 Degrees, Smokey Robinson, Sara Evans, Flo Rida and the Goo Goo Dolls.

Parade Lineup

Listed below are the various Parade units that appeared in the 2017 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

Heritage Balloons





Specialty Units

  • "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" Banner
  • Big Red Shoe Car
  • NYPD Mounted Unit
  • "An American Tradition" Banner
  • Big Apple Circus
  • NYC Parks Mounted Unit

Toy Floats

Guest Stars

  • Tom Colicchio & Padma Lakshmi
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Ray Bourque and Bryan Trottier
  • Ronald McDonald and The McKids
  • The Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street with Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Angelica Hale
  • Andy Grammer
  • Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
  • Miss America 2018 Cara Mund
  • Jojo Siwa; performed "Kid in a Candy Store"
  • Andra Day & Common
  • Dustin Lynch
  • Sara Evans
  • Bebe Rexha; performed "Meant to Be"
  • Kat Graham
  • Nicky Jam
  • Flo Rida; performed "Hola"
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Sabrina Carpenter
  • Cam
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Olivia Holt
  • Snoopy, Lucy and Linus
  • 98 Degrees
  • Macy's Singing Christmas Tree Choir
  • Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus

Performance Groups

  • Spirit of America Cheer
  • Camp Broadway
  • 34th & Phunk
  • Red Hot Mamas; performed "Gimme Some Lovin"
  • Spirit of America Dance Stars

Marching Bands

  • Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm; performed "Highlights from the HBCU Band"
  • Nation Ford High School Marching Band; performed "We Gather Together"
  • Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band; performed "My Favorite Things"
  • West Harrison High School Marching Band; performed "Enterprising Young Man"
  • U.S. Air Force Band and Color Guard; performed "Air Force Song"
  • NYPD Marching Band; performed "Stand by Me"
  • Ohio University Marching 110; performed "25 to 6 to 4"
  • Colony High School Band; performed "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That"
  • Rosemount High School Marching Band; performed "Pride in the Past/Promise for the Future"
  • Rockford High School Marching Band; performed "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
  • Davis High School Marching Band; performed "Ode for Joy"
  • Macy's Great American Marching Band; performed "Holiday Celebration"


  • Hi-Roller Skating Clowns
  • Wintertime Clowns - 1st time
  • Turkey Tech Players & Sports Fans - 7th time
  • Corny-Copia Clowns
  • Viking Clowns - 5th time
  • Artist Clowns
  • Breakfast Clowns
  • Toy Blocks - 1st time
  • Ragdoll Clowns
  • POP! Flower Clowns - 3rd time
  • Springtime Clowns
  • Birthday Party Clowns
  • Patriotic Clowns
  • Silly Sailors
  • Malt Shop Clowns
  • City Tourist Clowns - 3rd time
  • Keystone Cops & Robbers
  • Funny Firefighter Brigade
  • Vintage Clowns - 2nd time
  • Baseball All-Stars
  • Circus Clowns
  • Silly Seaside Clowns & Sea Creatures
  • Arrrsome Pirates
  • Jester Clowns
  • Half-Baked Holiday Sweets
  • Hoedown Clowns
  • Funny Farm Clowns
  • Gnomes
  • Slumber Party Clowns - 2nd time
  • Sleepy Clowns
  • Santa's Toy Box Clowns

Clown Cars

  • Confetti-Pult - 5th time
  • Taxi Cab of Clowns
  • Fire Truck Clown Vehicle
  • Half-Baked Holiday Sweets
  • Produce Wagons


  • This is the first Parade to make use of the Bourton font family used in today’s era of the Parade‘s text wordmarks.
  • This marks Matt Lauer’s 20th and final year hosting the Parade, as he would be fired from NBC mere days afterwards due to his sexual misconduct allegations.

See also

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