Snowman Pikachu Balloon To Appear In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The Pokémon balloon for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been revealed. The Pokémon Company has announced Snowman Pikachu will be joining the parade as part of the series’ 20th anniversary celebration.


Footage of the Snowman Pikachu balloon, showing off its size and number of handlers needed to guide it along the parade route, has been released online.



Pikachu is only one of the familiar faces appearing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. The official lineup notes that Hello Kitty, Skylanders’ Eruptor, and the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger’s Red Ranger will all appear in balloon-form this year.


This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It will be shown at 9am in all time zones on November 24, 2016.

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