Macy's Parade 1996 Poster

Poster for the 1996 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Character Balloons (Bold for new balloons)

  • Rocky and Bullwinkle (Comeback Balloon/Return Since 1983/Retired/Holiday Ambassador, First Balloon) - First Time
  • Garfield - 13th Time
  • Big Bird - 9th Time
  • Quik Bunny - 9th Time
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog (Retired) - 7th Time
  • Sky Dancer (Retired) - 2nd and last Time
  • The Pink Panther - 9th Time
  • Betty Boop (Retired) -7th and last Time
  • Spider-Man - 10th Time
  • Barney The Dinosaur - 3rd Time
  • Woody Woodpecker (Retired) - 15th and last Time
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - 4th Time
  • Peter Rabbit - First Time
  • The Cat in the Hat - 3rd Time
  • Eben Bear - 2nd Time

Novelty Balloons (Bold for new novelty balloons)

  • Cloe the Holiday Clown
  • Macy's White Stars
  • Pumpkins
  • Macy's Strawberry/Pistachio Ice Cream Cone
  • ABC Bouncing Balls
  • Wiggle Worm (Retired)
  • FujiFilm's Blimp
  • Flying Fish (Comeback Balloon, Returning Since 1951)
  • Macy's White Stars #2
  • Harold the Fireman (Remake of "The Fireman" Balloon)
  • Macy's Stars & Stripes Balls
  • Macy's Sports: Football, Baseball, & Basketball
  • Macy's Snowflake Stars
  • Macy's Snowflake Stars #2

Falloons (Bold for new Falloons)

  • M&M's Chocolate Factory - 2nd Time
  • Humpty Dumpty - 11th Time
  • Sea Venture - 3rd Time
  • The Family Channel's Snow Family (To Promote The Family Channel's 25 Days of Christmas) - First Time


  • Willard Scott
  • Katie Couric
  • Al Roker

Broadway Musicals

  • Chicago
  • The King and I
  • Rent
  • Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk

Floats (Bold for New Floats)

  • Tom Turkey
  • Native Spirit
  • Banana Split Wagon
  • Sesame Street Reading and Writing
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Toby the Parade Dog (Comeback Float Since 1992)
  • FujiFilm's Willy Wonka Pure Imagination
  • Rocking Lobster
  • Jolly Polly Pirate Ship
  • Under the Sea
  • Hanes Party Time (To Celebrate Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade's 70th Anniversary)
  • 101 Dalmatians (To Promote 101 Dalmatians (1996 Film), Retired)
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Westward Ho
  • Barney's Western Wagon (Retired)
  • American Movie Classics (Float Becomes Barney's Great Adventure in 1997)
  • Pep Rally
  • Daily News Big Apple
  • United Airlines Flights of Fancy
  • Dunkin Donuts Holiday Sweets (Retired)
  • Macy's Santaland Express
  • Santa's Sleigh


  • Osksana Baiul
  • The Dance School of Ballet
  • Bebe Neuwirth
  • Vanessa Williams
  • The Cast of Alice in Wonderland
  • Phil Hartman
  • Shirley Jones
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega
  • Elayne Boosler
  • Popeye the Sailor Man and Olive Oyl
  • Jere Burns
  • Wilson Jermaine Heredia
  • Liz Torres
  • Tara Dawn Holland
  • Jazz Doll Twirlers
  • Deidre Hall
  • Jesse L. Martin
  • Nick Clooney
  • Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Darly Dragon
  • The Cast of Sesame Street: Big Bird's Nest: Big Bird, Elmo, Zoe, and Betty Lou Windows: (Top, Middle, and Bottom: Cookie Monster, Count Von Count, Grover, Baby Bear, Ernie, Bert, Rosita, Telly Monster, Grundgetta, Roxie Marie, and Joey and Davy Monkey), Oscar's Trash Can: Oscar the Grouch, On the Floor: Alice Snuffleupages, Bob, Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Mr. Handford, Gabi, Carlo, Miles, Gina, Celina, Ruthie, Linda, and the Kids
  • Dominique Dawes
  • Bo Diddley
  • M&M's: Red, Yellow, Orange, Green and Blue
  • Lea Thompson
  • Spider-Man
  • Adam Pascal
  • Savion Glover
  • Barney and Friends: Barney, BJ, and Baby Bop
  • The Lawrence Brothers: Joey Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence, and Matthew Lawrence
  • Bob Dorain
  • Bullwinkle J. Moose
  • 101 Dalmatians: Cruella De Ville, Jasper, Horace, and the Dalmatians (To Promote 101 Dalmatians (1996 Film))
  • Sheri Lewis and Lamb Chop
  • Donna Murphy
  • Anthony Rapp
  • Cast of Cats
  • Toni Tennille
  • Mobile Alaska Trail Maids
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Taya Diggs
  • Idina Menzel
  • Kenny Rogers

Performer Groups

  • America Sings
  • UCA Cheerleaders
  • Mike Miller Dance Team

Marching Bands

  • Southwest Missouri State University
  • Science Hall High School
  • Cypress High School
  • Riverview High School
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Indiana University
  • Bellbrook High School Marching Eagles
  • Cielo Jr. College Band
  • Owen Valley Patriot Band
  • NYPD Marching Band
  • Haveeretes Girls Marching Band
  • James F. Byrnes High School Marching Band
  • Boston University Terrier Marching Band

NBC Commercials (Coming Soon)

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