Macy's Parade 2013 Lineup

Balloons (Bold for new balloons)

Novelty Balloons (Bold for New Novelty Balloons)

  • Macy's Yellow Stars
  • Pumpkins
  • Happy Hippo - 1st time
  • Macy's R.H. Baseball
  • Uncle Sam
  • Flying Fish
  • Macy's White Star
  • Football
  • Harold the Policeman
  • Planet Earth
  • Harold the Fireman
  • Red Candy Cane
  • Virginia O'Hanley
  • Macy's Elf Family
  • Red Believe Stars


  • The Smurfs Mushroom House (To Promote The Smurfs 2) - 6th Time

Balloonicles (Bold for new balloonicles)

  • Sledding Aflac Duck (Retired) - 3rd and last Time
  • Kool-Aid Man - 4th Time
  • Dreidel First and only Time


  • Matt Lauer
  • Savannah Guthrie
  • Al Roker

Broadway Musicals

  • Matilda the Musical
  • Motown
  • Pippin
  • Kinky Boots


  • The Cast of NBC's The Sound of Music Live!
  • Ariana Grande
  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  • The Cast of Duck Dynasty
  • Bart Oates
  • Debby Ryan
  • Jack Hanna
  • The Cast of The Sunny Side Up Show (PBS Kids Sprout)
  • Big Apple Circus
  • McDonald's: Ronald McDonald
  • Amani Toomer and Hines Ward
  • Jimmy Fallon and the Roots and the Cast of Sesame Street: Big Bird's Nest: Big Bird, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Grover, Staircase: Cookie Monster, Windows: (Top: Murray Monster, Zoe, Ernie, Bert, Rosita, Telly Monster, Baby Bear), (Bottom: Count Von Count), Oscar's Trash Can: Oscar the Grouch, On the Floor: Mando, Alan, Leela, Maria, Luis and the Kids
  • Fifth Harmony
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Cherokee Narional Youth Choir
  • Richard Simmons
  • The Wizard of Oz: Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch
  • Megan Hilty
  • Cam Neely and Mike Richter
  • Kristien Chenoweth
  • Mina Davuluri
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Austin Mahone
  • Despicable Me 2: Gru and the Minions (To Promote Despicable Me 2)
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  • Gavin DeGraw
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, and Leonardo
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Dora the Explorer: Dora the Explorer, Boots, and Swiper
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Mannheim Steamroller
  • Sandra Lee
  • The Smurfs: Clumsy Smurf, Papa Smurf, and Smurfette (To Promote The Smurfs 2)
  • Cher Lloyd
  • The Summer Set
  • Planters: Mr. Peanut
  • Kellie Pickler

Performer Groups

Floats (Bold for New Floats)

  • Tom Turkey
  • Ocean Spray: Woodland Family Gathering
  • Sprout: Daytime, Playtime, Nighttime Too - 2nd time
  • Discover/NHL: Frozen Fall Fun
  • 1-2-3 Sesame Street
  • Goldfish On Parade
  • HESS Bridge To The Future
  • It's All Rock N Roll/Music Is Our Life
  • Oneida Indian Nation: True Spirit Of Thanksgiving
  • SeaWorld:Sea of Surprises - first time or only time
  • Marion-Carole Showboat
  • Uncle Sam's Top Hat by Drake's
  • Ronald McDonald's Big Shoe Car
  • Mount Rushmore's American Pride
  • Zhu Zhu Pets: Zhuniverse
  • A World At Sea
  • Cirque Du Soleil's Dreamseeker - 1st time
  • Viking Confetti Catapult
  • The Enchanting World of Lindt's Chocolate
  • Pep Rally
  • Daily News Big Apple
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 2nd time
  • Despicable Me 2 Delicious Yet Despicable (To Promote Despicable Me 2) - 1st time
  • Build A Bear Workshop International Celebearation Clock Tower
  • Domino Sugar Stirrin' Up Sweet Sensations
  • Macy's Cornucopia
  • Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure
  • Winter Wonderland in Central Park
  • The Smurf Mushroom House (To Promote The Smurfs 2)
  • On The Roll Again
  • Santaland Express
  • Santa's Sleigh

Marching Bands

High Winds Danger Balloons

Originally the balloons weren't going to fly in the streets of Manhattan due to a high winds forecast on Thanksgiving Day, because accidents have been happening like The Cat in The Hat & M&Ms accidents in 1997 & 2005. But on Thanksgiving morning, apparently the winds actually died down making the balloons able to fly, but the balloons were lowered to the ground so people could get a better view of them Al Roker said. But one accident happened to one balloon though, Spider-Man had his right arm became deflated after impacting a tree along Central Park.

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