Baby Yoda is getting his own float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two. © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
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Thanksgiving is still a couple of months away, but Star Wars fans already have one huge reason to be thankful: A Baby Yoda float is coming to the 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

That’s right, little Grogu is making an appearance at this year’s event — and he won’t be so little when he does. Clocking in at 41-feet tall, 29-feet long, and 37-feet wide, Baby Yoda will be easy to spot from miles away.

According to, the Grogu float comes from a joint effort between Funko, Macy’s, and Lucasfilm. Created by Funko’s art director Reis O’Brien, the float’s design is inspired by the company’s lineup of Baby Yoda Pop figures — all of which are just as adorable as he is.

O’Brien told the website that the decision to include a Baby Yoda float stemmed from the outpouring of excitement over the character since his Mandalorian debut:

"Thanks to the strong creative relationship with Lucasfilm, we knew we could develop a fun, charming and iconic moment. After a crash course in how the Macy’s balloons are constructed, we started the creative process inspired by everyone’s love for Grogu."

What else we know about the 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Like almost everything else last year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took on a revamped look in 2020. The normally crowded streets of Manhattan were devoid of in-person attendees because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of the televised event was pre-recorded, a change of pace from the live performances so many have grown accustomed to.

According to NPR, the event organizers plan on returning to business as usual this year — well, as close as they can get to it anyway. The 2021 iteration of the event will see in-person attendees returning, along with live performances, marching bands, floats, and a visit from Santa Clause.

Volunteers and staff working the parade will be cut by 20 percent, and they’ll need to adhere to social-distancing and vaccination guidelines. There’s also likely to be a cap on the number of in-person attendees able to watch the parade, but New York City officials haven’t delved into audience requirements just yet.

Even those who can’t get there in person will be able to enjoy appearances like Baby Yoda’s from the comfort of their home. The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Nov. 25 and will air on NBC from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Are you excited that Baby Yoda is getting a float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? What other characters would you love to see?