The Parade is planning over-the-top fun, epic balloons & floats, major stars & more for 2019! Check out who will make the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade a holiday treat for children everywhere.

Parade Lineup

Bold indicates a new balloon, float, unit, etc.


Heritage Balloons

  • Love Flies Up to the Sky - 1st time (Yayoi Kusama)
  • Smokey Bear (2nd version/To celebrate Smokey Bear's 75th Anniversary) - 1st time (United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service)
  • The Nutcracker - 2nd time (Universal Orlando Resort)

Novelty Balloons


(The 2019 balloonicle lineup pretty much looks the same as the previous year, with no changes)



Specialty Units

  • NYPD Motorcycle Brigade
  • Big Red Shoe Car - 20th time (McDonald's)
  • NYPD Mounted Unit
  • NYC Parks Mounted Unit

Toy Floats

Marching Bands

  • Awesome Original St. Petersburg Second Time Arounders Marching Band
  • Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment
  • Catalina Foothills High School Marching Band
  • Franklin Regional High School Marching Band
  • Macy's Great American Marching Band
  • Madison Central High School Marching Band
  • Martin Luther King High School "Kings of Halftime" Marching Band
  • Morgan State University Magnificent Marching Machine
  • NYPD Marching Band
  • Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band
  • Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

Guest Stars (Bold is for their float appearances)

  • Chris Janson (Harvest in the Valley)
  • Joshua Dela Cruz (Blue’s Clues and You!)
  • Chicago (Heartwarming Holiday Countdown)
  • Billy Porter (Rexy in the City)
  • TLC (Splashing Safari Adventure)
  • Ozuna (Parade Day Mischief)
  • Kelly Rowland (Toy House of Marvelous Milestones)
  • Ciara (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Idina Menzel (Deck the Halls)
  • Lea Michele (Winter Wonderland)
  • Debbie Gibson (Shimmer and Shine)
  • Tenille Townes (Home Sweet Home)
  • Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin (Big City Cheer!)
  • Former NASA Astronauts Kay Hire and Janet Kavandi (Snoopy's Doghouse)
  • *The Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street (1-2-3 Sesame Street)
  • That Girl Lay Lay (Universal Playground)
  • Natasha Bedingfield (Fantasy Chocolate Factory)
  • The Black Eyed Peas (NHL's Most Valuable Hockey Mom)
  • NHL Legends; Dominic Moore and Eddie Olczyk (NHL's Most Valuable Hockey Mom)
  • Chris Young (Mount Rushmore's American Pride)
  • NCT 127 (The Brick-Changer)
  • Macy's Singing Christmas Tree Choir (Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree)
  • Santa Claus (Santa’s Sleigh)

*= Will perform the Opening Number for the NBC telecast

Performance Groups

  • Spirit of America Cheer
  • Spirit of America Dance Stars
  • Gamma Phi Circus
  • 610 Stompers
  • Alvin Ailey Dancers
  • Big Apple Circus
  • The National Dance Institute
  • Boss Kids
  • Manhattan Youth Ballet
  • The Nice List
  • Young People's Chorus of NYC


  • Artist Clowns
  • Aviator Clowns
  • Baseball All-Stars
  • Birthday Party Clowns
  • Breakfast Clowns
  • Circus Clowns
  • City Tourist Clowns
  • Corny-Copia Clowns
  • Funhouse Clowns
  • Funny Firefighter Brigade
  • Funny Flurry Clowns
  • Half-Baked Holiday Sweets
  • Hoedown Clowns
  • Holiday Clowns
  • Jester Clowns
  • Keystone Cops & Robbers
  • Malt Shop Clowns
  • Nutty-Cracker Ballet Clowns
  • Parade Brigade Clowns
  • POP! Flowers
  • Pre-K Clowns
  • Santa's Toy Box Clowns
  • Silly Seaside Clowns
  • Sleepy Clowns
  • Slumber Party Clowns (First time since 2016)
  • Springtime Clowns
  • Super Hero Clowns
  • Toy Blocks
  • Turkey Tech Sports Players & Fans
  • Wedding Bell-Y Laughs Limo Service Clowns
  • Wintertime Clowns

Clown Cars

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

Stilt Walkers

  • Candy Canes
  • Christmas Trees
  • Chrysler Building and Empire State Building
  • Cowboy and Cowgirl
  • Elves
  • Entenmann's Bakers
  • Groom
  • Pencils
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Sea Anemones
  • Toy Soldiers


Gallery: 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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