The 33 Balloons in This Year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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1. Astronaut Snoopy by Peanuts Worldwide
> Balloon dimensions: 43-feet long, 29-feet wide, 49-feet tall
> Handlers: 90

This year’s parade appearance will be Snoopy’s 40th, the most of any balloon. His first balloon was as an aviator in 1968, and he was recast a year later as an Apollo astronaut, honoring the moon landing.

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2. Green Eggs And Ham by Netflix
> Balloon dimensions: 51-feet long, 27-feet wide, 46-feet tall
> Handlers: 90

Sam and Guy’s ham mobile is an homage to the beloved Dr. Seuss book “Green Eggs and Ham.”

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3. Love Flies Up To The Sky by Yayoi Kusama
> Balloon dimensions: 30-feet long, 36-feet wide, 34-feet tall
> Handlers: 40

The Love Flies Up to the Sky balloon was developed by artist Yayoi Kusama from face motifs that appear in her My Eternal Soul series of paintings.

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4. Smokey Bear by United States Department Of Agriculture Forest Service
> Balloon dimensions: 16-feet long, 25-feet wide, 51-feet tall
> Handlers: 40

Smokey Bear returns to the parade for the first time since 1993. He made his parade debut in 1966.

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5. Spongebob Squarepants & Gary by Nickelodeon
> Balloon dimensions: 46-feet long, 36-feet wide, 44-feet tall
> Handlers: 90

SpongeBob Squarepants, the enduring cartoon star, makes his 15th appearance in the parade, and will be accompanied by his pet snail Gary.