New Sinclair Oil Balloon Will Fly at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The company’s first balloon appeared in the New York City parade in 1963.

November 21, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY—This Thanksgiving, Sinclair Oil will once again take to the sky over New York City during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the introduction of a new official parade balloon.

First appearing as part of the Parade in 1963, Sinclair Oil has designed its latest balloon to feature company icon DINO with a smaller, look-alike held tightly to his back as they float through the air. Together, the two dinosaurs measure 68 feet long, 26 feet wide and 49 feet tall.

“HF Sinclair is thrilled to once again partner with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to showcase our new giant balloon, representing a commitment to the next generation,” said Jack Barger, senior vice president of marketing for HF Sinclair. “We're honored to once again be part of this heartwarming tradition, along with millions of Americans, this Thanksgiving.”

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air nationwide in the U.S. on NBC and stream on Peacock, on Thursday, November 24, 2022, from 9 a.m. – noon in all time zones.

Sinclair Oil recently announced its fall giving campaign, Fueling Folds of Honor, raised nearly one million dollars to support the children and spouses of fallen or disabled veterans and first responders by providing educational scholarships.

From September 12 through October 16, 2022, a portion of fuel purchased at participating Sinclair stations was set aside for Folds of Honor through the generous support of Sinclair-branded retail partners and Sinclair Oil customers. It is estimated that more than 180 educational scholarships of $5,000 each will go to families of fallen veterans in areas served by Sinclair stations.

On March 14, 2022, Sinclair Oil was acquired by HollyFrontier, forming the new HF Sinclair, which supplies fuels to more than 1,300 Sinclair-branded stations and licenses the use of the Sinclair brand at more than 300 additional locations throughout the country.