Macy's Parade 2012 Lineup

Balloons (Bold for new balloons)


  • Kool-Aid Man - 3rd Time
  • Red, Green, & Golden Ornament (Retired) - 2nd and last Time
  • Sledding Aflac Duck - 2nd Time


  • The Smurfs Mushroom House - 5th Time

Novelty Balloons (Bold for new Novelty Balloons)

  • Macy's Yellow Stars
  • Pumpkins (3rd Version)
  • Harold the Policeman
  • Cloe the Holiday Clown
  • Uncle Sam
  • Planet Earth
  • Harold the Fireman
  • Macy's Soccer Ball
  • Rex the Happy Dragon (Recreation of older Happy Dragon Balloon/Comeback Balloon, Return Since 1992) - 1st time
  • Macy's White Star
  • Geometrics
  • Wiggle Worm (Comeback Balloon/Return Since 2010,Retired)
  • Macy's ALL STAR Basketball
  • Macy's R.H. Baseball
  • Red Candy Cane
  • Ice Crystals
  • Big Man Santa
  • Virginia O'Hanley
  • Macy's Family Elves
  • Macy's Red Belive Stars


  • Matt Lauer
  • Savannah Guthrie (First Time Hosting the Parade)
  • Al Roker

Broadway Musicals

  • Annie
  • Bring It On
  • Elf: The Musical
  • Cinderella
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It


  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Carly Tae Jepsen
  • Sandra Lee
  • The Cast of The Sunny Side Up Show (PBS Kids Sprout)
  • Trace Adkins
  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • Jimmy Fallon and the Roots (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
  • Peanuts: Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and Woodstock
  • Rachel Crow
  • Karmin
  • Flo Rida
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo (To Promote Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • The Big Apple Circus
  • McDonald's: Ronald McDonald
  • Mannheim Steamroller
  • Cody Simpson
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Megan & Liz
  • The Cast of Sesame Street: Big Bird's Nest: Big Bird, Elmo, and Abby Cadabby, Windows: (Top: Murray Monster, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert, Baby Bear, Telly Monster), (Bottom: Grover, Count Von Count, Rostia), Oscar's Trash Can: Oscar the Grouch, On the Floor: Alan, Leela, Bob, Gordon, Gina, Luis, Susan, and the Kids
  • Don McLean
  • Christian Laettner
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber
  • Jennette McCurdy
  • Chris Isaak
  • PS22 Chorus
  • Neon Trees
  • The Wanted
  • The Cast of Power Rangers Megaforce
  • The Cast of Newsies: The Musical
  • Olivia Culpo
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Dora the Explorer: Dora the Explorer, Boots, and Swiper
  • The Kidz Bop Kids
  • Thirza Defoe
  • Teresa Castillo
  • Planters: Mr. Peanut
  • The Smurfs: Clumsy Smurf, Papa Smurf, and Smurfette
  • McKayla Maroney
  • Aly Raisman

Performer Groups

Marching Bands

Floats (Bold for new floats)

  • Ocean Spray: Woodland Family Gathering
  • Tom Turkey
  • Frozen Fall Fun
  • Snoopy's Doghouse
  • 1-2-3 Sesame Street
  • Gibson Brands: It's All Rock & Roll
  • On the Roll Again
  • Oneida Indian Nation: True Sprit of Thanksgiving
  • Uncle Sam's Top Hat
  • Mount Rushmore American Pride
  • Macy's Gift of Freedom
  • HESS: Bridge to the Future
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (To Promote Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) - 1st time
  • Zhu Zhu Pets:Zuniverse
  • Macy's Jolly Polly Pirate Ship
  • The Smurf's Mushroom House
  • Daily News Big Apple
  • PBS Kids Sprout: Daytime, Playtime, Nighttime Too... - 1st time
  • Macy's Marine Carole Showboat
  • 75th Anniversary of March Madness
  • Spirit of America: Pep Rally
  • Ronald McDonald's Big Shoe Car
  • Morton Salt Home Baked Goodness
  • Office Max Elves Raise the Roof
  • Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure
  • Domino Sugar Stirrin' Up Sweet Sensation
  • Build-A-Bear International Cele-Bear-Ation Clock Tower
  • Goldfish on Parade
  • Delta Airlines: Winter Wonderland in Central Park
  • Macy's Santa's Sleigh

After Hurricane Sandy

The 2012 Parade was originally after The Hurricane Sandy, but officials said that the show still must go on.