The 85th Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade was as spectacular as ever. On a brisk day in NYC, the giant balloons, floats and marching bands made their way down 77street to Macy’s Herald Square. The streets were lined with millions of viewers and if you were not out, at least a couple of hours before the 9am start of the parade, chances are, you probably did not have a front row view.
For those who may not have had a close up of the parade, there was plenty to see flying high above in the form of giant balloons.
New novelty Balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade included: Aflac Duck Balloonicle, B. (Tim Burton), Gazer the Elf (Keith Lapinig), Harold the Policeman
Novelty Balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade included: Baseball, Basketball, Beach Ball Cluster, Big Man Santa, (Charlie, Kit & C.J. Holiday Elves), Cloe the Holiday Clown, Earth Balloon (Power Rangers Samurai), Energizer Bunny, Frieda the Dachshund, Geometric Balloons, Green Candy Cane, Green Macy’s Star, Harold the Fireman, Ice Crystals, Kool-Aid Man, Pumpkins, Red and Gold Ornaments, Red Candy Cane, Strawberry/Pistachio Ice Cream Cone, Uncle Sam, Yellow stars, and Virginia.
Giant Balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade included: Buzz Lightyear, Clumsy Smurf, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Julius, Kermit the Frog, Kung Fu Panda, Pikachu, The Pokemon Company, Pillsbury Doughboy, Ronald McDonald, Sailor Mickey, Snoopy the Flying Ace, Sonic the Hedgehog, Spider-Man, SpongeBob SquarePants, Hello Kitty
Performance Groups in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade included: 610 Stopers, Alma Boliviana, Camp Broadway, CAP 21, Mobile Azalea Trail Maids, Spirit of America Dance, Stagedoor Manor, Varsity Spirit Cheer and United We Sing.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Marching Bands included: Carmel Marching Greyhounds, Dobyns-Bennet Marching Band, Na Koa Ali”i” Hawaii All-State, Marching Band Hawaii, Homestead High School, Homewood Patriot Band, Legacy High School Lightening, Macy’s Great American Marching Band, Miami University Marching Band, Nation Ford High School Marching Band, NYPD Marching Band, Plymouth-Canton Education.
Check out tons of photos from the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.