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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

See how much you know about this legendary Thanksgiving tradition!

  1. What holiday movie brought the Macy’s parade into the spotlight?
    • It’s a Wonderful Life
    • Miracle on 34th Street
    • Christmas in Connecticut
    • White Christmas
  2. What was the first balloon used in the parade?
    • Mickey Mouse
    • Felix the Cat
    • Tom the Turkey
    • Uncle Sam
  3. At what NYC landmark are the balloons inflated?
    • Yankee Stadium
    • The American Museum of Natural History
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Central Park
  4. From 1927 to 1933, the character balloons were released at the end of the parade. Macy’s offered a prize to anyone who found the balloons and brought them back. What was the prize?
    • A turkey
    • Money
    • Flowers
    • A Macy’s shopping spree
  5. Which is the oldest balloon in the parade?
    • Bullwinkle
    • Kermit the Frog
    • Snoopy
    • Macy’s Elf
  6. Which Sesame Street character has not been a balloon?
    • Kermit
    • Grover
    • Big Bird
    • Cookie Monster
  7. The Snoopy balloon has gone through more costume changes than any other character balloon. How many different versions of Snoopy have there been over the years?
    • 3
    • 5
    • 6
    • 9
  8. Before the arrival of the character balloons in 1927, the parade featured animals from the Central Park Zoo.
    • True
    • False
  9. What is the name of a float with a balloon on it?
    • Floatoon
    • Bloat
    • Falloon
    • Boatoon
  10. The Thanksgiving Day Parade in Stamford, Connecticut, has a special tie to the Macy’s parade. What is it?
    • The first Macy’s parade was held in Stamford.
    • The Stamford parade uses retired character balloons
    • The Stamford parade is also sponsored by Macy’s
  11. Which celebrity was made into a balloon?
    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Captain Kangaroo
    • Eddie Cantor
    • Charlie Chaplin
  12. Who was the first video game character to be made into a balloon?
    • Super Mario
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Donkey Kong
    • Pac Man