It’s that time of year - the Macy’s #Thanksgiving Day Parade returns for its biggest and best year yet. Officials have announced the complete #Lineup of stars and entertainers who will perform during the #NYC celebration on November 23. A press release from Macy's has revealed all of the important details for this Thanksgiving.
As millions of spectators hit the streets of Manhattan to score a front-row seat, some of the country’s most beloved artists will take to the stage during the 91st annual extravaganza, presented by the department store giant’s flagship location.
Coming off another successful parade last year, America's favorite kick-off to the holiday season promises even more fun this time around.
In between the spectacular signature balloons and fabulous floats, pop boy band legends 98 Degrees will perform, along with rock favorites the Goo Goo Dolls, rapper Wyclef Jean, and the classic Smokey Robinson.
Newcomers on board
These established entertainers aren’t the only ones getting in the holiday spirit at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The lineup also includes performances from up-and-coming artists and some of today’s hottest hitmakers, including songstress Sabrina Carpenter, rapper Flo Rida, and "American Idol" alum Lauren Alaina.
Bebe Rexha, Andy Grammer, Andra Day, and Common are also part of the lineup.
Comedians and cooks
The parade will feature more than music, with beloved comedian Jimmy Fallon & The Roots slated to make an appearance. Fans of Top Chef will enjoy seeing Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, while younger kids will delight in a cameo from former Disney Channel star Olivia Holt.
While this lineup promises fun for the entire family, the real joy comes from seeing the array of brilliant balloons taking over NYC. Children will especially be excited about the debut of several new balloons such as Chase from "Paw Patrol," and Olaf from Disney’s "Frozen." Rumor has it Dr. Seuss’s Christmas villain the Grinch is another new balloon.
A historic favorite will make its return to the ballooning lineup. In honor of the 70th anniversary of the classic 1947 movie "Miracle on 34th Street," the balloon of Harold the Baseball Player has been repainted black and white so he looks just as he did in the original film.
People from all over the country can tune in on Thanksgiving morning as they are preparing to cook their turkeys and hoping for the best as they put together a delicious meal.
The 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off at 9 AM ET on NBC.