The 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade will be held on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22, 2018) in New York City, starting at 9:00 AM EST and ending at 12:00 PM EST.

New Balloons/Novelty Balloons/Balloonicles

Returning Character Balloons

Returning Novelty Balloons

  • Blue & White Macy's Stars
  • Arrrrtie the Pirate (Returns since 2015)
  • Yellow Stars
  • Nutcracker (First time in main parade)
  • Red Believe Stars (Returns since 2016)
  • Macy's Golden Starflakes

New Floats

  • Tom Turkey 
  • Splashing Safari Adventure (Kalahari Resorts and Conventions) 
  • Elf Pets: Santa's Saint Bernards Save Christmas 
  • Fantasy Chocolate Factory (Kinder)
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)

Returning Floats

  • 1-2-3 Sesame Street
  • Frozen Fall Fun (Discover/NHL)
  • The Cranberry Cooperative (Ocean Spray)
  • On The Roll Again (Homewood Suites by Hilton)
  • Mount Rushmore's American Pride (South Dakota Department of Tourism)
  • Heartwarming Holiday Countdown (Hallmark Channel)
  • Discover Adventure (Build-A-Bear Workshop)
  • Big City Cheer (Spirit of America)
  • Building A Better World (Girl Scouts of the USA)
  • Fun House (Krazy Glue)
  • The Aloha Spirit (King's Hawaiian)
  • Deck The Halls (Balsam Hill)
  • Snoopy's Doghouse
  • McDonald's Big Red Shoe Car
  • Shimmer and Shine
  • Universal Playground (Universal Kids) (Revamped)
  • Everyone's Favorite Bake Shop (Entenmann's)
  • Parade Day Mischief (Sour Patch Kids) (Revamped)
  • Harvest in the Valley (Green Giant)
  • Macy's Singing Christmas Tree (Delta Airlines)
  • Santa's Sleigh

Marching Bands

  • Macy's Great American Marching Band
  • NYPD Marching Band
  • The Ohio State University Marching Band
  • James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes
  • Riverside City College Marching Tigers
  • Cicero-North Syracuse High School Marching Band
  • Park Vista High School Marching Band
  • Woodland High School Marching Band
  • Homewood High School Patriot Marching Band
  • Grants Pass High School Marching Band
  • Keller High School Marching Band
  • Lafayette High School Mighty Lion Marching Band

Performance Groups

  • Spirit of America Cheer
  • Spirit of America Dance Stars
  • Fred Astaire Dance


Broadway Musicals

  • Mean Girls
  • My Fair Lady
  • Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
  • The Prom


  • This was the coldest parade on record at 21 degrees farenheit.