(L-R) U.S. Olympic gymnasts Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas attend 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)
The Fierce Five℠ – of Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber – were among the celebrities, performers, bands and floats that participated in the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was televised on NBC.
Also featured in the parade were Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, The Wanted, Karmin, Neon Trees, Cody Simpson, Jimmy Fallon & the Roots, Chris Isaak and Don McLean, Trace Adkins, Jennette McCurdy, Mannheim Steamroller, The Muppets and the “Sesame Street” cast, Kidz Bop and Santa Claus.
A quick rundown of the parade’s numbers:
1,600: Cheerleaders and dancers
40: Novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons
16: Giant character balloons
11: Marching bands
1: Santa Claus
Courtesy of usagym.org