The holiday season has officially begun, and now that Halloween is behind us and we’re considering our plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have a date you’ll want to mark. The Thanksgiving Parade, hosted by Macy’s, is coming very soon, and this year it features one of our kids’ favorite characters – Bluey! Here’s everything you need to know.
According ABC7 News, this year marks the 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, featuring 28 floats, 12 marching bands, 800 clowns, ten performance groups, 16 giant balloons, and 40 heritage and never-before-seen inflatables. Plus, of course, Santa Claus – and Bluey.
“As one of the most popular characters in children’s entertainment today, we couldn’t be more thrilled to Welcome Blueyfrom Australia to the lineup for the 96th Macy’s Parade,” Jordan Dabby, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Producer said.
“Millions of families will be thrilled to see Bluey celebrate her first New York Thanksgiving as she flies through the streets of Manhattan on parade day.”
Bluey will be one of 16 giant balloons measuring 51 feet long, 37 feet wide, and 52 feet high. The balloon is hand painted to look exactly like Bluey, using 50 gallons of blue colored paint.
“Being part of Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is a real highlight for Bluey,” said Rebecca Glashow, Managing Director, Global Distribution, BBC Studios.
“This iconic event has long been a big part of the holiday season for kids and families across the United States. We couldn’t be happier to have Bluey here to join in this year’s celebration in New York City. .”
Other giant balloons making an appearance at this year’s parade with Bluey include Stuart the Minion, Diary of A Wimpy Kid, DINO, Grogu, Chase from paw patrolred titan of Ryan’s WorldRonald McDonald, Papa Smurf, Pikachu, Spongebob and, of course, the iconic Snoopy.
Where to stream Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 2022 and can be watched nationwide on NBC and Peacockthe NBC streaming platform, from 9 a.m. to noon, in all time zones.
For more details on this year’s parade, check out Macy’s Complete Roster.