Macy*s Thanksgiving Parade 2008


The Event that kids look forward to each year is right around the corner!

Macy*s Thanksgiving Parade

Next Thursday, November 27th is the 82nd Annual Macy*s Thanksgiving Day parade! And for almost 50 years, the floats have been designed and manufactured in our very own Hoboken – at 1505 Willow Ave (which used to be a Tootsie Roll factory).

Here’s a couple floats getting some fresh air yesterday: Walt Disney’s Bolt as well as the Sunshine Theme, sponsored by Jimmy Dean.

A total of eight new floats and four new balloons this year. Remember, back in 2006 there was a helium shortage that threatened the balloons from even appearing? This year there will be 13 airborne masterpieces for all to enjoy! Yay Helium!


See some shots from the 2007 Macy’s Parade here – or…

See a list of Floats and Balloons in this year’s parade after the jump!


Giant Balloons

Abby Cadabby
Buzz Lightyear
Dora the Explorer
Energizer Bunny
Horton the Elephant
Kermit the Frog
Ronald McDonald
Snoopy as The Flying Ace
SpongeBob SquarePants
Super Cute Kitty



Big Apple (Daily News)
Bolt (Walt Disney Pictures)
Bridge to the Future (Amerada Hess Corp)
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Care Bears
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
Greendog (MMG)
Jolly Polly Pirate Ship
M&M’s on Broadway
Marion-Carol Show Boat
Music Bigger Than Life (Gibson Guitar)
New York Tin Toy (History Channel)
Oneida Nation
Pep Rally (Mike Miller)
Princess Academy
Rhino Mountain (Ecko)
Santaland Express
123 Sesame Street
Snoopy’s Dog House
Spirit of America (U.S. Postal Service)
Sunshine Theme (Jimmy Dean)
Thanksgiving Harvest (Ocean Spray)
Tokyo Style (Coty US, LLC)
Tom Turkey
Winter Wonderland

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4 Comments on "Macy*s Thanksgiving Parade 2008"

7 years 11 months ago

Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing!

7 years 11 months ago

Well[quote comment=”119625″]I love seeing the floats on my way to work. However, I also wonder how long before the developers will build a condo there[/quote]

Well, we lost our junk yard.

Hoboken is no longer a manufacturing town, no longer a storage and distribution town. Hoboken is a housing town; a bedroom community serving NY and the surrounding area.

House people not floats!

7 years 11 months ago

Good job getting inside their lair for a sneak preview! Now that I have kids we all want to watch the floats

Sidd Finch
Sidd Finch
7 years 11 months ago

I love seeing the floats on my way to work. However, I also wonder how long before the developers will build a condo there