Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012: Macy’s 86th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Line Up

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Macy’s 86th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Line Up
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012
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Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade is the official kick-off of the holiday season. Millions of people every year are expected to occupy the streets of New York and more than 50 million viewers tune in to NBC to watch the nation’s best marching bands, engaging performance groups, celebrity performers, breath taking floats, clowns and the events signature giant helium character balloons.

On Thursday, November 22, 2012, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will feature a host of new balloons, floats and special performances.

“The 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will again make history as it debuts three impressive giant balloons, six over-the-top floats, an amazing array of talent and the most remarkable high school, college and professional marching bands in the nation,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as quoted from Macy’s press release statement on November 8, 2012.

Macy’s press release also said that “this year the line-up of wonder unfolds with 16 giant character balloons; 40 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 28 floats; 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers; 900 clowns; 11 marching bands; a host of celebrity performers, and the one-and-only Santa Claus.”

Below is the list of 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade entries. All talent, performances, line-up and information is subject to change without prior notice. Additional information on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade can be obtained by calling the Parade Hotline at 212-494-4495. Meanwhile, Macy’s 86th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade route map has been reported earlier.

16 GIANT BALLOONS
• Buzz Lightyear
• Charlie Brown
• Diary of a Wimpy Kid
• The Elf on the Shelf
• Hello Kitty
• Julius
• Kermit the Frog
• Kung Fu Panda
• Papa Smurf
• Pikachu
• Pillsbury Doughboy
• Ronald McDonald
• Sailor Mickey
• Sonic the Hedgehog
• Spider-Man
• SpongeBob SquarePants
• 40 novelty/ornament balloons and balloonicles

11 MARCHING BANDS
• Banda Musical Delfines, Veracruz, Mexico
• Father Ryan High School, Nashville, TN
• Kenton Ridge High School, Springfield, OH
• Macy’s Great American Marching Band, United States
• Niceville High School, Niceville, FL
• North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
• Oak Ridge High School, Conroe, TX
• Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA
• United States Air Force Band & Honor Guard, Washington, DC
• University of Louisiana Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
• Wyoming All-State Marching Band, Wyoming

28 FLOATS
• 1-2-3 Sesame Street
• Big Apple
• Bridge To The Future
• Daytime, Play Time, Night Time Too…
• Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure
• Elves Raise the Roof
• Gift of Freedom
• Goldfish on Parade
• Home Baked Goodness
• International Cele-bear-ation Clock Tower
• Jolly Polly Pirate Ship
• Marion-Carole Showboat
• Mount Rushmore’s American Pride
• Music is Our Life
• On the Roll Again
• Pep Rally
• Santa’s Sleigh
• 75 Years of March Madness
• The Smurfs
• Snoopy’s Doghouse
• Stirrin’ Up Sweet Sensations
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
• Tom Turkey
• True Spirit of Thanksgiving
• Uncle Sam’s Top Hat
• Winter Wonderland In Central Park
• Woodland Family Gathering
• Zhu-niverse

PERFORMANCE GROUPS
• Fred Hill Briefcase Drill Team, Plymouth, MI
• Heartland Hoedowners, Elkhorn, NE
• The King Charles Unicycle Troupe, Bronx, NY
• Spangles Dance Company, New York, NY
• Spirit of America Dance, United States
• The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, Oakland, CA
• Stagedoor Manor, United States
• Texas State University Strutters, San Marcos, TX
• Varsity Spirit Cheer, United States
• The parade also features 900 clowns.

CELEBRITIES
• Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
• Trace Adkins
• Big Apple Circus
• Chica and the gang from Sprout
• Colbie Caillat
• Rachel Crow
• Thirza Defoe
• Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
• Flo Rida
• Whoopi Goldberg
• Chris Isaak
• Carly Rae Jepsen
• Karmin
• Kidz Bop
• Christian Laettner
• Sandra Lee
• Mannheim Steamroller
• Jennette McCurdy
• Don McLean
• Megan & Liz
• Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo
• The Muppets and cast of Sesame Street
• Neon Trees
• Power Rangers Megaforce
• Cody Simpson
• U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists – Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber
• The Wanted
• Food Network’s Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian



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