Virginia O'Hanlon was a person who is well famous for the "Is there a Santa Claus?" letter written back in 1897.

History with the Macy's Parade

In November 2009, as part of the Macy's Believe campaign, an animated version of her appeared in one of Macy's Christmas commercials. The following year, the character would appear for the first time as a novelty balloon in the 2010 Parade. Virginia is also one of the few balloons in the Parade's history to utilize a separate attachment; during the balloon's inflation process, Virginia's envelope is carefully attached to her hands. The Virginia balloon appeared for 6 Parades, and was retired after the 2015 Parade. However, in 2016, she was moved to Universal Orlando Resort and made her debut in the Macy's Holiday Parade, but was retired altogether the following year due to the Parade's rebrand into Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's. She is unlikely to ever return, as she is no longer Macy's Believe campaign ambassador.

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