The 1st balloon ever in the parade was Felix the Cat who was filled with air, The 1st parade happened in 1924 and has been going on every Thanksgiving. The other balloons include The Pink Panther, Clifford the Big Red Dog, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Garfield.
This year Macy's welcomes back Spider-Man. Also, a Finn and Jake balloon appeared in the parade in 2013. There is also some floats in the parade including Tom Turkey.