The holiday season has officially begun at Universal Orlando Resort and that means the return of their holiday parade featuring Macy’s. The parade was not performed last year — instead, guests were invited to a walkthrough of Macy’s balloons.
The parade opens with dancers in winter wear.
There are a few dancers in giant, light-up ballgowns.
Snowmen and snowflakes lead in the first star-shaped Macy’s balloons.
They’re followed by the first “Despicable Me” float: a Christmas tree filled with Minions.
There’s another “Despicable Me” float featuring all of the non-Minion characters.
The Minions are causing trouble on another Christmas tree float as they attempt to sled over it.
Next are the Penguins of Madagascar on a quest to find Santa.
They have a plane covered in decorations and presents.
King Julien is enjoying the attention he’s getting.
The “Shrek” section of the parade is led by a giant gingerbread man balloon.
The three little pigs are hanging out of a candy house.
The three blind mice and other “Shrek” characters dance on the street..
Donkey has his own float, followed by a balloon of one of his half-dragon babies.
A series of toy-themed floats, balloons, and performers follow “Shrek.”
Reindeer floats lead in the man himself: Santa Claus.
Santa has his own large float with his sleigh riding over houses.
Watch the entire parade in our video below.