Thursday, November 26, 2015

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Start Time: Float, Performer and Balloon Line-Up


NEW YORK, New York - An estimated 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million television viewers will watch the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade hit the streets of New York City beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, November 26.  


This year, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day will feature 17 giant character balloons; 24 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles, and trycaloons; 27 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands; a host of celebrity performers; and of course, the one-and-only Santa Claus. 

NBC's TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker will host the three-hour broadcast from 9:00 AM – 12:00PM ET/PT which will be broadcasted on NBC affiliate TV stations.


New Balloons For Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015


Four new giant characters balloon will debut in 2015: Angry Birds’ Red by Rovio Entertainment; the pre-historic and legendary DINO by Sinclair Oil; Ice Age's Scrat and his Acorn by Twentieth Century Fox; and Ronald McDonald returns in the fourth version of his giant balloon.


New Floats Debut In 2015


This year’s six new floats include Big City Cheer! by Spirit of America Productions, The Colonel’s Road Trip to NYC by Kentucky Fried Chicken, The Cranberry Cooperative by Ocean Spray, Discover Adventure! by Build-A-Bear, Heartwarming Holiday Countdown by Hallmark Channel and celebrating the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Snoopy’s Doghouse by Peanuts Worldwide. 

2015 Performer Lineup


Joining the festivities this year are Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Mariah Carey, Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson, Cirque du Soleil, Daughtry, Andra Day, Andy Grammer, Sandra Lee, Shawn Mendes, MercyMe, Mipso, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Jennifer Nettles, NHL legends Mark and Marty Howe, Jake Owen, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, Rachel Platten, Questlove with the cast & the Muppets of Sesame Street, Prince Royce, the cast of Broadway’s School of Rock, Trey Songz, Jordin Sparks, Chica and the gang from Sprout and Train. 


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015 Balloon List



ADVENTURE TIME WITH FINN & JAKE

ANGRY BIRDS’ RED

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

DINO

ELF ON THE SHELF 

HELLO KITTY
  
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON’S TOOTHLESS

ICE AGE’S SCRAT AND HIS ACORN

PADDINGTON BEAR

PIKACHU

PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY 

RED MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGER

RONALD McDONALD

SKYLANDERS ERUPTOR 

SNOOPY & WOODSTOCK

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE 

THE AFLAC DUCK AFLAC 

KOOL-AID MAN 


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015 Float and Performer Line-Up




1-2-3 SESAME STREET 
SESAME WORKSHOP 
Performance by: The Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street with special guest QUESTLOVE 

AT THE BALL GAME 
CRACKER JACK
Performance by: Pop star ANDY GRAMMER 


BIG APPLE 
NY DAILY NEWS
Performance by: Pop Latin superstar PRINCE ROYCE 


BIG CITY CHEER! 
SPIRIT OF AMERICA PRODUCTIONS
Performance by: Hip-hop superstar TREY SONGZ; Miss America 2016, BETTY CANTRELL 

CASA FRESCA CAFÉ 
AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO 
Performance by: Rock stars DAUGHTRY 


DISCOVER ADVENTURE! 
BUILD-A-BEAR
Performance by: Disney Channel stars DOVE CAMERON and SOFIA CARSON 

DREAMSEEKER 
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Performance by: Acrobats and character artists of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Paramour 

THE ENCHANTING WORLD OF LINDT CHOCOLATE
LINDT
Performance by: Pop star RACHEL PLATTEN 


FREE TO PLAY 
SPROUT
Performance by: Sprout’s icon CHICA, and her fellow co-hosts from Sprout’s daily Sunny Side Up Show along with Michele Lepe and Star from the Good Night Show 

FROZEN FALL FUN 
DISCOVER
Performance by: Country music star JAKE OWEN and NHL® legends MARK and MARTY HOWE. 

THE GIRL-POWERED SPINNING MACHINE 
GOLDIEBLOX
Performance by: Pop sensation JORDIN SPARKS 


IT’S ALL ROCK & ROLL 
GIBSON BRANDS
Performance by: The Broadway cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK 

HEARTWARMING HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN 
HALLMARK CHANNEL
Performance by: American music legend MARIAH CAREY 


MOUNT RUSHMORE’S AMERICAN PRIDE 
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
Performance by: Rock sensations MERCYME 


ON THE ROLL AGAIN 
HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON
Performance by: Soul singer ANDRA DAY 

SANTA’S SLEIGH
 The one-and only Santa Claus makes his way down the Parade route to Macy’s Herald Square. Straight from his home at the North Pole, Santa will ride his sleigh through the streets of New York City, delighting children of all ages along the path. Depicting Santa’s magical night of travel around the globe on Christmas Eve, we see the famed Toyshop, his giant bag of toys, and the famous reindeer pulling the sleigh. 

SANTALAND EXPRESS 
Macy’s own giant steam locomotive the Santaland Express, returns to the Parade route, as a preview to Santa’s highly anticipated entrance. With its whistle blowing and steam billowing more than 30-feet from its smokestack, this train is bound for 34th Street.  

SNOOPY’S DOGHOUSE 
PEANUTS WORLDWIDE 


STIRRIN’ UP SWEET SENSATIONS 
DOMINO SUGAR 
Performance by: Country star JENNIFER NETTLES STONE 


FOREST OF KUNMING
CHINA SINO-AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION
Performance of: Traditional Chinese Folk Dance 

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 
NICKELODEON 
Performance by: Rock band PANIC! AT THE DISCO 

THE COLONEL’S ROAD TRIP TO NYC 
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
Performance: Bluegrass stars MIPSO 


THE CRANBERRY COOPERATIVE 
OCEAN SPRAY
Performance by: American rock band TRAIN 

TOM TURKEY
Tom Turkey takes his traditional place as the lead float in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 


TREASURE HUNT 
PIRATE’S BOOTY
Performance by: Pop sensation SHAWN MENDES 

WINTER WONDERLAND IN CENTRAL PARK 
DELTA AIR LINES 
Performance by: The legendary PAT BENATAR and NEIL GIRALDO 

A WORLD AT SEA 
ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
Performance by: Pop-Punk band PLAIN WHITE T’S


BIG APPLE CIRCUS WAGONS

FDNY 1924 FORD MODEL T VINTAGE FIRE TRUCK 

McDONALD’S BIG RED SHOE CAR

MOUNTED PARKS ENFORCEMENT PATROL AND NYPD MOUNTED UNIT

NUTCRACKER & MOUSE KING

PLANTERS NUTMOBILE PLANTERS



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