There were dogs aplenty in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
A brand new Snoopy balloon debuted. This one was NASA-inspired. Snoopy is a staple in the parade, having appeared 38 times! There are nine different Snoopy balloons. Astronaut Snoopy is 49 feet tall and 43 feet long. He weighs more than 700 pounds and requires 90 humans to handle him on the parade route. This balloon was accompanied by a Snoopy’s Dog House float.
The astronauts aboard the international space station had their own Snoopy aboard as part of the festivities. Go to space.com to see the little plush floating in zero gravity.
Some other dogs appearing in the parade include some Saint Bernards on the Elf Pet float. Blue from Blue’s Clues returned to the parade in a brand new float (the last time Blue was in the parade he was a balloon.)
Chase from the Paw Patrol TV show returned this year as a float. The Grinch’s reluctant hench-dog Max hitched a ride on the Mean One’s back.
Check out this really cool guide to all the balloons in the parade.