Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Floats and Famous Faces

Macy's balloons behind the Tom Turkey float.

Macy’s balloons behind the TOM TURKEY float.

At the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, we were treated to

elaborate floats and famous faces.

Fun Parade Facts:

30 full-size floats, 11 marching bands, 900 clowns, 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers (source:  USA Today)

Fun Parade Vocabulary:

Falloon (Float and Balloon)–Float-based balloon.

Balloonicle (Balloon and Vehicle)–Self-powered balloon vehicle.

(source:  Wikipedia)

Pepperidge Farm's GOLDFISH PARADE ADVENTURE

Pepperidge Farm’s GOLDFISH PARADE ADVENTURE float

Sprout's Day Time, Play Time, Night Time Too float

Sprout’s Day Time, Play Time, Night Time Too float.

Nickelodeon's Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure featuring Ariana Grande

Nickelodeon’s Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure float featuring Ariana Grande.

Ocean Spray Cranberries' Woodland Family Gathering featuring Gavin De Graw

Ocean Spray Cranberries’ Woodland Family Gathering float featuring Gavin DeGraw.

Macy's Marion-Carole Showboat featuring the Robertson Clan of Duck Dynasty

Macy’s Marion-Carole Showboat float featuring the Robertson Clan of Duck Dynasty.

The Robertson Clan of Duck Dynasty

The Robertson Clan of  A&E’s Duck Dynasty.

Old-fashioned circus car.

Old-fashioned circus car.

Gibson Brand's It's All Rock & Roll featuring Fall-Out Boy

Gibson Brand’s It’s All Rock & Roll float featuring Florida Georgia Line.

Cirque du Soliel's The Dreamseeker

Cirque du Soliel’s The Dreamseeker float.

The New York Daily News Big Apple float

The New York Daily News Big Apple float.

Sesame Street Workshops's 1-2-3 Sesame Street float featuring Jimmy Fallon and the Roots.

Sesame Street Workshops’s 1-2-3 Sesame Street float featuring Jimmy Fallon and the Roots.

And…(drumroll please)…

Big Bird

Big Bird

Baby Bear and Bert

Baby Bear and Bert

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