5. Since his first appearance in 1968, Snoopy has been the most featured balloon in the Parade’s history

Snoopy in 1968. Photograph Courtesy of Macy’s, Inc.

Since his debut, Snoopy has had seven different kinds of balloons made of him: Flying Ace Snoopy in 1968, Astronaut Snoopy in 1969, Ice Skating Snoopy in 1986, Ice Skating Snoopy with Woodstock in 1988, Millennium Snoopy in 1999, a new version of Flying Ace Snoopy in 2006, and Classic Snoopy with Woodstock on his head in 2013. Looks like he’s here to stay. Here are Snoopy and Woodstock being inflated before the 2014 parade.