The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the most highly anticipated holiday events of the year, and the new floats and balloons are always a big highlight.
The 96th edition of the parade is set for 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 24, and will have 28 floats this year. Those go along with 16 giant character balloons, 40 novelty and heritage inflatables, 12 marching bands and more than 700(!!!) clowns.
“Since its first march in 1924 and through the decades, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has served to bring joy to the millions who gather nationwide each year to experience it with friends and family,” said Will Coss, Executive Producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “This November, as we once again set the stage for the start of the holiday season, we are thrilled to showcase another spectacle full of magic and wonder that will help create everlasting memories with loved ones during this special time of year.”
On the float side, the six new floats are Baby Shark by Pinkfong and Nickelodeon (Ziggy Marley); Geoffrey’s Dazzling Dance Party by Toys“R”Us (Jordin Sparks); People of First Light by Macy’s; Supersized Slumber by Netflix (Ballet Hispánico); Winter Dragon by Macy’s; and The Wondership by Wonder (Cam).
On the balloon side, five new inflatables will take to the skies of New York city, including Bluey by BBC; Diary of A Wimpy Kid® by Abrams Books; DINO and Baby DINO by Sinclair Oil; Striker, the U.S. Soccer Star by FOX Sports; and Stuart the Minion from Illumination.
Some of the returning balloons include Astronaut Snoopy, The Boss Baby, Funko Pop Baby Yoda, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Ronald McDonald, Papa Smurf, SpongeBob SquarePants and so many more!
You can watch the new floats and balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC or on streaming on Peacock, from 9 a.m. to noon this Thursday.