Macy's Parade 1987 Poster

Poster for the 1987 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Character Balloons (bold for new balloons)

  • Spider-Man - First Time
  • Garfield - 4th Time
  • Woody Woodpecker - 6th Time
  • Kermit The Frog (Retired) - 11th Time (arms deflated due to an accident. To Promote A Muppets Family Christmas)
  • Ronald McDonald - First Time
  • Betty Boop (Retired) - 3rd Time
  • Superman (Retired) - 8th and last Time
  • Baby Shamu - 2nd Time
  • Ice Skating Snoopy (Comeback Balloon/Return Since 1985, Holiday Ambassador) - First and Only Time
  • Snuggle Bear - First Time

Novelty Balloons (Bold for new novelty)

  • Ice Cream Cone
  • Macy's White Stars
  • Lollipops
  • Circus Balls
  • Flower Balls
  • Red & Blue Stars Balls
  • Snowflakes Stars


  • Willard Scott (First Time Hosting the Parade)
  • Mary Hart

Broadway Musicals

  • Cabaret
  • Les Miserables
  • Teddy And Alice
  • Starlight Express
  • Into The Woods

Floats (Bold for new Floats)


  • Kale Browne
  • Rita Coolidge
  • Joel Grey
  • Alaina Reed-Hall
  • Bert Parks
  • Bob Smith
  • Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog
  • Bobby Vinton
  • Bruce Weitz
  • Saundra Santiago
  • Ronald McDonald (Along with the Marching Band)
  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • John Tesh
  • Gloria Loring
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Ed Fry
  • David Forsyth
  • Marvel's Superheroes: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Wolverine, Dr. Octopus, and Dr. Doom
  • Michael Damian
  • Tiffany
  • Ben Vereen
  • Christopher Hewett
  • Seaworld Characters
  • Judy Kaye
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Phylicia Rashad
  • Jill Schulz and the Peanuts Gang: Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus
  • Pia Zadora
  • Barbie and the Sensations

Performer Groups

Marching Bands

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