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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.

Balloons

Giant Balloons

Heritage Balloons

Novelty Balloons

Balloonheads

Balloonicles

Trycaloons 

Floats

*= 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)

Performance Groups

  • Spirit of America Cheer; performed "Queens Everywhere"
  • 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

Pre Parade Acts

Clowns

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

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.

Parade Lineup

  • National Dance Institute (Pre-Parade appearance)
  • 1-2-3 Sesame Street - The Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street (Pre-Parade Appearance)
  • Corny-Copia Clowns
  • NYPD Motorcycle Brigade
  • Macy's Starlets
  • Opening Cheer Group
  • Tom Turkey - The Pilgrims
  • Opening Gold Star Balloons
  • 2020 Ram 1500
  • Turkey Tech Players & Sports Fans
  • Morgan State University Magnificent Marching Machine
  • Aviator Clowns
  • Snoopy's Doghouse - Charlie Brown with Former NASA Astronauts Kay Hire & Dr. Janet Kavandi
  • Astronaut Snoopy Balloon
  • Pilgrim Man & Woman Balloonheads[1]
  • Breakfast Clowns
  • Harvest in the Valley - Chris Janson
  • Jett Balloon
  • Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band
  • Wedding Bell-Y Laffs Limo Service Clowns
  • Groom Stilt Walker
  • Toy House of Marvelous Milestones - Kelly Rowland
  • Funhouse Clowns
  • Artist Clowns
  • Cornucopia - Pumpkin Pickers (First time since 2013)
  • Pumpkin Balloons (First time since 2017)
  • Star Sound Unit #1
  • The Alvin Ailey School
  • Power Rangers Mighty Morphin Red Ranger Balloon
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Ciara with Raph, Leo, Donnie & Mikey
  • Keystone Cops & Robbers
  • Tough Guy & Bulldog Trycaloons
  • Chase from PAW Patrol Balloon
  • NYPD Marching Band
  • NYPD Mounted Unit
  • Harold the Fireman Balloon
  • Fire Truck Clown Vehicle
  • Funny Firefighter Brigade
  • NHL's Most Valuable Hockey Mom presented by MassMutual - Black Eyed Peas with NHL Legends Dominic Moore and Eddie Olczyk
  • City Tourist Clowns
  • Taxi Cab of Clowns
  • Statue of Liberty Stilt Walker
  • Chrysler Building & Empire State Building Stilt Walkers
  • Goku Balloon
  • Franklin Regional High School Panther Band
  • Parade Day Mischief - Ozuna
  • Yellow Macy's Star Balloons
  • Baseball All-Stars
  • Go Bowling[1]
  • Malt Shop Clowns
  • Ronald McDonald Balloon[1]
  • Big Red Shoe Car - Ronald McDonald and The McKids
  • Pre-K Clowns
  • Birthday Party Clowns
  • Blue's Clues & You! - Josh Dela Cruz
  • Pikachu Balloon
  • Super Hero Clowns
  • The Brick-Changer - NCT 127
  • 610 Stompers
  • Star Sound Unit #2
  • Ice Cream Cone Balloon
  • Half-Baked Delivery Truck
  • Half-Baked Holiday Sweets
  • Shimmer and Shine - Debbie Gibson
  • Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band
  • Gamma Phi Circus
  • Rexy in the City - Billy Porter
  • Holiday Clowns
  • Spirit of America Cheer
  • Big City Cheer! - Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin
  • Nutty Professor Einsteins & Wacky Grads
  • Pencil Stilt Walkers
  • Greg Heffley, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Balloon
  • Toy Blocks
  • Boss Kids
  • Universal Playground - That Girl Lay Lay
  • Green Eggs & Ham Balloon
  • Rocking Tortoise
  • Springtime Clowns with Wompkee
  • Hibiscus Stilt Walkers
  • Wiggle Worm
  • Parade Brigade Clowns
  • Blue & White Macy's Star Balloons[1]
  • Splashing Safari Adventure - TLC
  • Rocking Giraffe - Jungle Queen
  • Safari Clowns with Butterfly Kites & Nets
  • Love Flies Up to the Sky Balloon[1]
  • Rocking Flamingo
  • POP! Flowers
  • Madison Central High School Marching Band
  • Silly Seaside Clowns
  • Sea Anemone Stilt Walkers
  • SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary Balloon
  • Rocking Lobster - Mermaid
  • Big Apple Circus
  • Circus Clowns
  • Mount Rushmore's American Pride - Chris Young
  • Cowboy & Cowgirl Stilt Walkers
  • Smokey Bear Balloon
  • Martin Luther King Jr. High School Kings of Halftime
  • Home Sweet Home - Tenille Townes
  • Funny Farm & Hoedown Clowns
  • Produce Wagons
  • “Storr Tractor: The Official Mid-Duty Vehicle of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade” Banner
  • NYC Parks Mounted Unit
  • Baby Dinos
  • Sinclair's Dino Balloons
  • Rocking Lion - The Ringmaster
  • Jester Clowns
  • Fantasy Chocolate Factory - Ashanti
  • Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment Marching Band
  • Trolls
  • Funny Flurry Clowns
  • “The Holidays Are Here!” Banner
  • Staged Characters from Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s
  • Everyone's Favorite Bake Shop - Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
  • Entenmann’s Baker Stilt Walkers
  • The Aflac Duck
  • Christmas Cheer is Near - Chippy and Snowflake
  • The Elf on the Shelf Balloon
  • Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band
  • Mama, Papa & Baby Balloonheads[1]
  • Manhattan Youth Ballet
  • Central Park - Lea Michele
  • Christmas Tree Stilt Walkers
  • Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Balloon
  • Elf Stilt Walkers
  • Rocking Moose
  • Heartwarming Holiday Countdown - Chicago
  • Pillsbury Doughboy Balloon
  • Catalina Foothills High School Falcon Band
  • Wintertime Clowns
  • The Nutcracker Balloon
  • Blue Starflake Balloons
  • Deck the Halls - Idina Menzel with the Young People's Chorus of New York City
  • Macy's Great American Marching Band
  • Slumber Party Clowns
  • Sleepy Clowns
  • Olaf from Disney’s Frozen Balloon
  • Macy's Singing Christmas Tree - Macy's Singing Christmas Tree Choir
  • Gold Macy's Starflake Balloons[1]
  • Nutcracker & Mouse King Trycaloons
  • Nutty-Cracker Ballet Clowns
  • Candy Cane Balloon
  • “Ram Trucks: The Official Truck of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade” Banner
  • Holiday Ram Truck
  • The Nice List
  • Spirit of America Dance Stars
  • Santa's Toy Box Clowns
  • Candy Cane Stilt Walkers
  • Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers
  • Santa's Sleigh - Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus
  • Red “Believe” Star Balloons

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 These balloons/balloonicles were either not seen at all in the Parade, or started their march and were later pulled from the lineup


Parade Lineup

Balloons

Novelty Balloons

Balloonicles

Trycaloons

Floats

Miniature Floats

Guest Stars

Marching Bands

Clowns

Performance Groups

Broadway Musicals

Balloonfest 2019

Press Day at Macy's Parade Studio

Macy's 2019 Balloon Inflation

See also

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