The 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held on November 28th, 2019, 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, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker. Participating celebrities included Kelly Rowland, Ozuna, Chicago, India Menzel, Tenille Townes, and TLC.
- 1 Parade Lineup
- 2 Balloons
- 3 Balloonicles
- 4 Floats
- 5 Marching Bands
- 6 Guest Stars
- 7 Performance Groups
- 8 Pre-Parade Acts
- 9 Clowns
- 10 Trivia
- 11 See also
- 12 Notes and References
Listed below are the various Parade units that appeared in the 2019 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,* indicates a unit retired after the 2019 procession and italics indicates an element removed from the Parade.
- Astronaut Snoopy (Peanuts Worldwide & NASA) - 1st time
- Super Wings' Jett* (Super Wings by Alpha Group) - 3rd time
- Power Rangers Mighty Morphin Red Ranger* (Hasbro) - 6th time
- Chase from PAW Patrol (Spin Master, Ltd. & Nickelodeon) - 3rd time
- Goku* (Toei Animation, Inc.) - 2nd time
- Ronald McDonald (McDonald's) - 5th time
- Pikachu (The Pokémon Company International) - 6th time
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Abrams Children's Publishing) - 4th time
- Green Eggs and Ham* (Netflix) - 1st time
- SpongeBob SquarePants with Gary (Nickelodeon) - 1st time
- Sinclair's DINO (Sinclair Oil Corporation) - 5th time
- Trolls (DreamWorks Animation & Universal Pictures) - 4th time
- The Elf on the Shelf - 8th time (CCA and B, LLC)
- Dr. Seuss' The Grinch* (Illumination Animation) - 3rd time
- Pillsbury Doughboy (Pillsbury) - 6th time
- Olaf* (Walt Disney Animation Studios) - 3rd time
- Love Flies Up to the Sky (Yayoi Kusama) - 1st time
- Smokey Bear (United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service) - 1st time
- The Nutcracker (Universal Orlando Resort) - 2nd time
- Opening Macy's Stars - 2nd time
- Pumpkins* - 7th time
- Harold the Fireman* - 10th time
- Yellow Macy's Stars* - 5th time
- Ice Cream Cone* - 1st time
- Wiggle Worm* - 4th time
- Blue & White Macy's Stars* - 3rd time
- Blue Macy's Starflakes* - 1st time
- Gold Macy's Starflakes* - 3rd time
- Red & Green Candy Cane* - 3rd time
- Red "Believe" Stars - 4th time
- Go Bowling (GoBowling.com) - 2nd time
- Baby DINOs (Sinclair Oil Corporation) - 2nd time
- The Aflac Duck* (AFLAC Insurance) - 3rd time
- 1-2-3 Sesame Street* (Sesame Workshop) - 16th time
- Tom Turkey (Macy's) - 2nd time
- Snoopy's Doghouse* (Peanuts Worldwide) - 1st time
- Harvest in the Valley (Green Giant) - 3rd time
- Toy House of Marvelous Milestones (New York Life) - 1st time
- Cornucopia* (Macy's) - 13th time
- Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon) - 2nd time
- NHL's Most Valuable Hockey Mom presented by MassMutual* (MassMutual/NHL) - 9th time
- Parade Day Mischief* (Sour Patch Kids) - 3rd time
- Blue's Clues and You! (Nickelodeon) - 1st time
- The Brick-Changer (The LEGO Group) - 1st time
- Shimmer and Shine* (Nickelodeon) - 3rd time
- Rexy in the City - 1st time (Coach)
- Big City Cheer!* (Spirit of America Productions) - 5th time
- Universal Playground* (Universal Kids) - 3rd time
- Splashing Safari Adventure (Kalahari Resorts and Conventions) - 2nd time
- Mount Rushmore's American Pride (South Dakota Department of Tourism) - 10th time
- Home Sweet Home (Cracker Barrel) - 1st time
- Fantasy Chocolate Factory* (Kinder) - 2nd time
- Everyone's Favorite Bake Shop Entenmann's) - 3rd time
- Christmas Cheer is Near* (Elf Pets & The Elf on the Shelf) - 2nd time
- Central Park (Macy's) - 10th time
- Heartwarming Holiday Countdown (Hallmark Channel) - 5th time
- Deck the Halls* - (Balsam Hill) - 4th time
- Macy's Singing Christmas Tree* (Delta Air Lines and Macy's) - 3rd time
- Santa's Sleigh (Macy's) - 11th time
- NYPD Motorcycle Brigade - 35th time
- Big Red Shoe Car (McDonald's) - 20th time
- NYPD Mounted Unit
- NYC Parks Mounted Unit
- "The Holidays Are Here!" Banner* (Macy's) - 1st time
- Rocking Tortoise* (Macy's) - 38th time
- Rocking Giraffe (Macy's) - 9th time
- Rocking Flamingo (Macy's) - 3rd time
- Rocking Lobster (Macy's) - 40th time
- Rocking Lion* (Macy's) - 7th time
- Rocking Moose (Macy's) - 4th time
- Rocking Horse (Macy's) - 46th time
- Morgan State University Magnificent Marching Machine (Baltimore, MD); performed "Everybody Dance" medley
- Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band (San Antonino, TX); performed "Joy"
- NYPD Marching Band (New York, NY); performed "Theme from A-Team"
- Franklin Regional High School Panther Band (Murrysville, PA); performed "Roll Over Beethoven"
- Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band (St. Petersburg, FL); performed "Enchano"
- Madison Central High School Marching Band (Richmond, KT); performed "Animals"
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School's Kings of Halftime (Lithonia, GA); performed "Before I Let Go" Medley
- Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment (Blue Springs, MO); performed "Land of Make Believe"
- Western Carolina University "Pride of the Mountains" Marching Band (Cullowhee, NC); performed "Livin' On A Prayer" and "Don't Stop Believing"
- Catalina Foothills High School Marching Band (Tucson, AZ); performed "Troika"
- Macy's Great American Marching Band (Nationwide); performed "Christmas On Parade"
NOTE: Bold is for the guest star's float appearance
- The Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street; sang "Hooray, Hooray, We're on Our Way" (1-2-3 Sesame Street)
- Charlie Brown (Snoopy's Doghouse)
- Former NASA Astronauts Kay Hire and Dr. Janet Kavandi (Snoopy's Doghouse)
- Chris Janson; sang "Good Vibes" (Harvest in the Valley)
- Kelly Rowland; sang "Love You More at Christmas Time" (Toy House of Marvelous Milestones)
- Ciara; sang "Melanin" and "Level Up" (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- The Black Eyed Peas; sang "RITMO" (NHL's Most Valuable Hockey Mom)
- NHL Legends; Dominic Moore and Eddie Olczyk (NHL's Most Valuable Hockey Mom)
- Ozuna; sang "Hasta Que Salga El Sol" (Parade Day Mischief)
- Joshua Dela Cruz; sang "What I Like About Blue" (Blue’s Clues and You!)
- NCT 127; sang "Highway to Heaven" (The Brick-Changer)
- Debbie Gibson; sang "Electric Youth" (Shimmer and Shine)
- Billy Porter; sang "Love Yourself" (Rexy in the City)
- Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin (Big City Cheer!)
- That Girl Lay Lay; sang "Macy's Day Parade" (Universal Playground)
- TLC; sang "Waterfalls" and "No Scrubs" (Splashing Safari Adventure)
- Chris Young; sang "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home" (Mount Rushmore's American Pride)
- Tenille Townes; sang "Somebody's Daughter" (Home Sweet Home)
- Ashanti; sang "Let it Snow" (Fantasy Chocolate Factory)
- Jimmy Fallon and The Roots; sang "Surfin Bird" (Everyone's Favorite Bake Shop)
- Lea Michele; sang "Christmas in New York" (Central Park)
- Chicago; sang "Here We Come a Caroling" (Heartwarming Holiday Countdown)
- Idina Menzel; sang "Sleigh Ride" (Deck the Halls)
- Macy's Singing Christmas Tree Choir; sang "The Holidays are Here" (Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree)
- Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (Santa’s Sleigh)
- The National Dance Institute; performed "Hooray, Hooray, We're on Our Way" (1-2-3 Sesame Street)
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; performed "Rocka My Soul"
- 610 Stompers; performed "I Like It Loud"
- Gamma Phi Circus; performed "Love Yourself" (Rexy in the City)
- Spirit of America Cheer; performed "Queens Everywhere"
- Boss Kids; performed "Macy's Day Parade" (Universal Playground)
- Big Apple Circus
- Manhattan Youth Ballet; performed "Christmas in New York" (Central Park)
- Young People's Chorus of NYC; performed "Sleigh Ride" (Deck the Halls)
- The Nice List; performed "Be A Santa"
- Spirit of America Dance Stars; performed "Man with the Bag"
- Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations; performed "Get Ready", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" and "I Can't Get Next To You"
- Beetlejuice: The Musical; performed "The Whole Being Dead Thing"
- Céline Dion; sang "Imperfections"
- Hadestown; performed "Livin' It Up On Top"
- TINA: The Tina Turner Musical; performed "Simply the Best" and "Proud Mary"
- The Radio City Rockettes; performed "Sleigh Ride"
- Corny-Copia Clowns - 15th time
- Turkey Tech Players & Sports Fans - 9th time
- Aviator Clowns* - 1st time
- Breakfast Clowns* - 9th time
- Wedding Bell-Y Laffs Limo Service Clowns* - 1st time
- Funhouse Clowns* - 1st time
- Artist Clowns* - 16th time
- Keystone Cops & Robbers* - 11th time
- Funny Firefighter Brigade*
- City Tourist Clowns - 5th time
- Baseball All-Stars*
- Malt Shop Clowns*
- Pre-K Clowns*
- Birthday Party Clowns*
- Superhero Clowns *- 1st time
- Half Baked Holiday Sweets
- Holiday Clowns* - 14th time
- Toy Blocks - 3rd time
- Springtime Clowns*
- Parade Bridage Clowns* - 4th time
- POP! Flowers* - 5th time
- Silly Seaside Clowns*
- Circus Clowns*
- Funny Farm*
- Hoedown Clowns*
- Jester Clowns*
- Funny Flurry Clowns - 1st time
- Ragdoll Clowns*
- Wintertime Clowns* - 3rd time
- Slumber Party Clowns* - 4th time
- Sleepy Clowns*
- Nutty Cracker Ballet Clowns - 9th time
- Santa's Toy Box Clowns - 11th time
- Groom* - 1st time
- Statue of Liberty - 2nd time
- Chrysler Building - 2nd time
- Empire State Building - 2nd time
- Pencils* - 9th time
- Hibiscus* - 4th time
- Sea Anemone* - 7th time
- Cowboy & Cowgirl*
- Candy Puppeteers
- Toy Soldiers
- Candy Canes
- Fire Truck Clown Vehicle (Macy's) - 28th time
- Taxi Cab of Clowns (Macy's)
- Half-Baked Delivery Truck (Macy's) - 4th time
- Produce Wagons (Macy's)
- This is the third and final 2010's Parade where giant balloons almost got grounded due to strong winds, with the others being 2013 and 2018. However, much like those two years, the balloons were able to stay in the Parade, but had to be lowered to the ground.
- Out of all of the Parades from the 2010's decade, the 2019 Parade had the most balloon removals, with Ronald McDonald, Love Flies Up to the Sky, one of the Blue & White Macy's Stars, and one of the Gold Macy's Starflakes, as well as one of the Go Bowling balloonicle pins, all being removed from the line of march.
- This is the first Parade since 2005 where a giant character balloon got removed from the Parade due to an incident. In this case, after Ronald McDonald's left leg got torn open due to the strong winds, the balloon eventually had to exit the route early and get removed at 42nd Street. Because of this, the NBC telecast had to use pre-recorded footage from 2018 to fill in his supposed live broadcast.
- Natasha Bedingfield was originally scheduled to perform in the 2019 Parade on the Fantasy Chocolate Factory float, but due to a last-minute family emergency, she was dropped from the lineup and replaced with Ashanti.
- The 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade/Gallery
- The 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup
Notes and References
- The 1-2-3 Sesame Street float was not a part of the actual Parade, and was instead escorted down the Parade route to 34th Street around 6:30am, in preparation for the Parade's opening number.