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.

Parade Lineup

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.

Balloons

Giant Balloons

Heritage Balloons

Novelty Balloons

Balloonheads

Balloonicles

Trycaloons 

Floats

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 "Hooray, Hooray, We're on Our Way" (1-2-3 Sesame Street)[1]
  • 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)

Performance Groups

  • 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"

Pre-Parade Acts

Clowns

Stilt Walkers

Clown Cars

  • 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)

Trivia

  • 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.

See also

Notes and References

  1. 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.


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