November 26, 1992 – The New “Santa Goofy” Balloon Premieres in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
“Santa Goofy took the spotlight in 1992, appearing as the “new” balloon in the year’s parade.”
On November 26, 1992, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in New York City, New York. One of the newest balloons introduced in the parade was of Goofy, who was dressed as Santa Claus, draped in a wreath and sporting Macy’s stars. This is Goofy’s first appearance in the parade, as Mickey had been introduced in 1934, and Donald Duck had been introduced in 1935. Goofy first appearance was accompanied by 6,000 tap dancers wearing Mickey Mouse Ears, setting a world record for the Largest Assembly of Tap Dancers.