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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s Returns to Universal Studios Florida

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.

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The parade opens with dancers in winter wear.

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There are a few dancers in giant, light-up ballgowns.

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Snowmen and snowflakes lead in the first star-shaped Macy’s balloons.

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They’re followed by the first “Despicable Me” float: a Christmas tree filled with Minions.

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There’s another “Despicable Me” float featuring all of the non-Minion characters.

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The Minions are causing trouble on another Christmas tree float as they attempt to sled over it.

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Next are the Penguins of Madagascar on a quest to find Santa.

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They have a plane covered in decorations and presents.

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King Julien is enjoying the attention he’s getting.

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The “Shrek” section of the parade is led by a giant gingerbread man balloon.

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The three little pigs are hanging out of a candy house.

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The three blind mice and other “Shrek” characters dance on the street..

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Donkey has his own float, followed by a balloon of one of his half-dragon babies.

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A series of toy-themed floats, balloons, and performers follow “Shrek.”

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Reindeer floats lead in the man himself: Santa Claus.

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Santa has his own large float with his sleigh riding over houses.

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Watch the entire parade in our video below.

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