Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wiki



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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual parade staged by the Macy's department store chain in New York City on Thanksgiving Day. It is best known for its giant helium balloons, which often depict characters from pop culture and advertising, Other elements include elaborate floats, celebrity appearances, high school and collegiate marching bands, clowns, performance ensembles, and the arrival of Santa Claus at the end of the Parade.

The Parade was first held in 1924 and has since become synonymous with the start of the holiday season. The modern-day Parade route begins at 77th Street and Central Park West and culminates on 34th Street outside Macy's Herald Square. The participants (excluding talent) consist entirely of Macy's employees, their families, and friends.

Since 2010, a giant balloon of Greg Heffley has appeared in the lineup throughout three designs.

The Greg Heffley Balloons[]

Greg Heffley Balloon

Three balloons of Greg have been made ever since his first appearance in the 2010 parade.

The first design features Greg in his classic black and white design, with his black backpack and his original red journal (the yellow "DIARY" text is however written on both sides of the journal). Greg has his scared expression on his face. This design appeared from 2010 until 2015.

Greg Heffley balloon since 2016

The second design has Greg in a colorful set of winterwear, including Red Ice Skates, a yellow shirt, a blue coat, a set of earmuffs and a green/lime scarf. He still holds his original red journal and has a more shocked expression on his face. This design has been used since 2016 and retired in 2021.

Diary of a wimpy kid balloon 2022

The third balloon was announced on October 21st, 2022, with Greg's design being similar to the one from the animated adaptations. It depicts Greg about to touch The Cheese which is not a balloon and instead a balloonicle. He carries his trusty backpack without any trace of his journal.


  • The 2022 Macy's balloon is the first time a giant helium balloon was joined by a smaller balloonicle unit in the parade.




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