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 at 9:00 a.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.

Parade Lineup

NOTE: Bold indicates a new Parade unit.


Giant Balloons

Heritage Balloons

Novelty Balloons





*= Since the Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street were chosen to open the Parade for the NBC telecast, the float traveled down the Parade route earlier than usual, having started at about 6:30 AM.

Specialty Units

Toy Floats

Marching Bands

Guest Stars

NOTE: Bold is for the guest star's float appearance

  • *The Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street; sang "It's Thanksgiving Day" (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 & Mrs. Claus (Santa’s Sleigh)
  • Céline Dion; sang "Imperfections"

Performance Groups

Broadway Musicals


Stilt Walkers

  • Groom
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Chrysler Building
  • Empire State Building
  • Pencils
  • Hibiscus
  • Sea Anemone
  • Cowboy & Cowgirl
  • Candy Puppeteers
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Candy Canes

Clown Cars

  • Fire Truck Clown Vehicle
  • Taxi Cab of Clowns
  • Half-Baked Delivery Truck
  • Produce Wagons


  • 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.

See also

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