The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual parade held every Thanksgiving Day in New York City. Originally called the Macy's Christmas Parade, it was first held in 1924 and has been cancelled only twice due to rubber shortages during World War II. The two and a half mile parade features large balloons of well-known characters alongside floats and marching bands, ending with a float of Santa Claus upon his sleigh, marking the start of the Christmas season. Each parade begins with the countdown from 5 to 1 and then they said "Lets have a parade".
Barney Float appearancesEdit
- 1997 - Barney, BJ and Baby Bop sing Imagine Float: Movie Float (Barney's Great Adventure, later used for M&Ms)
- 1998 - Barney and kids sing If All the Raindrops Float: Barney's Gingerbread House
- 1999 - Barney, Baby Bop and BJ sing Christmas is Our Favorite Time of Year Float: Barney's Night Before Christmas (Santa's Workshop)
- 2000 - Barney, Baby Bop and BJ sing a Christmas Medley Float: Barney's Night Before Christmas
- 2001 - Barney, Baby Bop and BJ sing "I Love the Holidays" Float: Barney's Night Before Christmas
- 2002 - Barney, Baby Bop, and BJ sing "Colors All Around" Float: Barney's Playtime in the Park
- 2003 - Barney, Baby Bop, and BJ sing "The Best Manners Medley" ("Please and Thank You" and "Good Manners") Float: Barney's Musical Playground (renamed version of Barney's Playtime in the Park)
- 2004 - Barney, Baby Bop, and BJ sing "It's C-C-C-Cold BRRRR!" Float: Barney's Musical Playground
- 2011 - Barney, along with many other children's characters, appeared on a float honoring the history of the Macy's Parade. However, there were no performances by any of the characters. That is most likely he was a celebratory character.
BalloonEditBarney has also appeared as two different balloons in the parade's history. In 1997, the original Barney balloon had to be deflated by police, due to the rough winds swinging the balloon around. The Barney Balloon was retired from the parade officially in 2005.
- Barney (regular) - 1994-2002
- Strike Up the Band Barney - 2003-2005