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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 Lineup: All Confirmed Balloons, Floats, and Performers

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 Lineup: All Confirmed Balloons, Floats, and Performers

Halloween has come and gone, Mariah Carey has been defrosted by costumed henchmen, and the holiday season is upon us, which means the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is just around the corner.

Every year, millions gather on the streets of New York City to marvel at the ornate floats, building-sized balloons, and seemingly endless array of performers, from clowns to cheerleaders to celebrated crooners. This year is no different, with the 97th annual Macy’s Parade boasting over 100 acts and attractions in its legendary lineup.

The parade begins on Central Park West and 77th Street and ends in front of Macy’s Herald Square on 34th Street. Here are all the confirmed floats, balloons, and performers who will make the famous 2.5-mile trek through NYC.

All Confirmed Acts in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


  • Acorn
  • Beagle Scout Snoopy**
  • Blue Cat & Chugs**
  • Bluey
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Goku
  • Grogu
  • Ice Cream Cone
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)**
  • Leo**
  • Monkey D. Luffy**
  • Paw Patrol
  • Pikachu & Eevee
  • Pumpkins
  • Red Titan (Ryan’s World)
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Sinclair Dino
  • Smokey Bear
  • Spongebob Squarepants & Gary
  • Stuart the Minion
  • The Pillsbury Doughboy**
  • Tiptoe the Reindeer
  • Uncle Dan**

** – New to 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


  • 1-2-3 Sesame Street
  • Big City Cheer
  • Big Red Shoe Car
  • Big Turkey Spectacular (Jennie-O)
  • Birds of a Feather Stream Together (Peacock)
  • Camp Snoopy**
  • Celebration Gator (Louisiana Office of Tourism)
  • Colossal Wave of Wonder (Kalahari Resorts)
  • Deck the Halls (Balsam Hill Trees)
  • Elf Pets (Elf on the Shelf)
  • Fantasy Chocolate Factory (Kinder)
  • Geoffrey’s Dazzling Dance Party (Toys R Us)
  • Good Burger Mobile**
  • Harvest in the Valley (Green Giant)
  • Heartwarming Holiday Countdown
  • Igniting Memories (Solo Stove)**
  • Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree
  • Magic Meets the Sea (Disney Cruise Line)
  • Mutant Mayhem
  • Palace of Sweets (Brach’s)
  • People of the First Light
  • Pinkfong Baby Shark
  • Rocking Horse, Lobster, & Moose
  • Santa’s Sleigh
  • The Brick-Changer (Lego)
  • The Deliciously Delectable World of Wonka**
  • The Wondership (Wonder Bread)
  • Tom Turkey
  • Winter Dragon

** – New to 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


  • Alex Smith
  • Amanda Shaw
  • Ashley Park
  • Bell Biv Devoe
  • Brandy
  • Cher
  • Chicago
  • David Foster & Katharine McPhee
  • Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
  • Enhypen
  • En Vogue
  • Jax
  • Jessie James Decker
  • Jon Batiste
  • Manuel Turizo
  • Miss America Grace Stanke
  • Paul Russell
  • Pentatonix

How to Watch the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

If you’re not among the lucky millions gathering to watch the annual holiday celebration in person, don’t worry! It’s easy to watch the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from home.

First, take note that it begins 30 minutes earlier than usual this year. On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23), the parade will kick off at 8:30 a.m. ET. After all 25 balloons, 31 floats, 18 performers, and 29 clown crews have traveled the 2.5-mile route, Santa Claus will bring the parade to a close at 12 p.m. ET. If you’d rather sleep in on Turkey Day, you can catch the encore parade at 2 p.m. ET.

Like years past, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air live on NBC. It’s also available to watch on the streaming service Peacock, for those who have a subscription to Peacock Premium.