Trixie's Dreidel is a balloonicle that appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
History with the Macy's Parade
Trixie's Dreidel made its debut in the 2013 Macy's Parade as a topsy-turvy balloonicle (a Macy's port-menteau of "balloon" and "vehicle" which is a self-powered balloon vehicle). The debut of Trixie's Drediel celebrated the first time in the Parade’s history that Thanksgiving falls on the first night of Hanukkah. Colored blue and stacked high upon a pile of gelt (gold coins), the special spinning dreidel balloonicle delights spectators as it spins its way down the route.
Trixie's Dreidel balloonicle experienced difficulty along the route during its Parade premiere. While spinning along Central Park West, the dreidel began to deflate and was sidelined to make repairs accordingly. The balloonicle ended up being surpassed by the rest of the line of march, however it would quickly catch up to its planned position in front of the "Smurf Mushroom House" float.
Following its appearance in the 2013 procession, the Trixie's Dreidel balloonicle was shipped to Universal Orlando Resort, presumably for use in the Macy's Holiday Parade. The balloonicle did not end up appearing, however, and was shipped back to the Macy's Parade Warehouse in January 2017 as the rebranding of the Holiday Parade.