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

Snoopy balloon at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Snoopy in 1968. Photograph Courtesy of Macy’s, Inc.

Since his debut in the 1968 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Snoopy has appeared in over seven variations: 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, Classic Snoopy with Woodstock on his head in 2013, and a new astronaut Snoopy in 2019.

All of these different appearances have garnered Snoopy the title of the most popular giant balloon. Looks like he’s here to stay. Astronaut Snoopy will return for the 2022 parade.