15 Best Thanksgiving Parade Floats

Did you wake up in time to catch the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? (What a mouthful!) With 86 years of Macy's parades, it was hard to narrow it down, but before you head over to the family reunion and have the largest feast of the year, check out some of our favorite Thanksgiving parade floats and balloons from the past. They include everyone's favorite sponge to the classic turkey.

From the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade)

There is no other way to end a Thanksgiving parade. Santa Claus arrives on the best float for a feast before getting all the presents ready.


Sora Hwang, originally from New Jersey, is a journalism major at Northeastern University. On campus, she is involved in the Student Government Association, Northeastern University Figure Skating Club, Haute Fashion (as an editor) and Her Campus Northeastern (as secretary). In any spare time she can manage, she edits pieces for Pink & Black Magazine as its Life Editor and for Mochi Magazine as its Associate Managing Editor. Over summer 2012, she studied documentary filmmaking in Rome and hopes to expand her knowledge in video editing and production. In addition, she loves playing with her puppies, curling up with hot chocolate, and annoying her friends with her indecisiveness.

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