Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade with Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen

MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Pictured: "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC)
(Photo by: NBC)

After going virtual last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be back on the Streets of New York this holiday season.

The 95th march of the world-famous Parade of magic will feature 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands and 9 performance groups, a host of musical stars and the one-and-only Santa Claus.

Carrie Underwood performs song from Special Gift Deluxe

Joining the festivities will be aespa, Jimmie Allen, Jon Batiste, Blue’s Clues & You! host Josh Dela Cruz and the former hosts of Blue’s Clues Steve Burns and Donovan Patton, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, Foreigner, the cast of Peacock’s Girls5eva (Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, Busy Philipps), Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Chris Lane, Miss America Camille Schrier, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street®, Nelly, Kim Petras, Kelly Rowland, Rob Thomas, Tai Verdes, Zoe Wees, and Tauren Wells; with an extra special appearance by Santa Claus.

Additionally, American Idol season 4 winner and country star Carrie Underwood will perform a song from her album, My Gift (Special Edition).

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Watch out for performances from Broadway musicals including SIX, Moulin Rouge! and one of Broadway’s longest running hits Wicked, along with a sneak preview of NBC’s Annie Live! Plus, the Radio City Rockettes® will performs at Herald Square.

Viewers nationwide can catch the parade on NBC and Telemundo, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in all time zones, and for the first time fans can also livestream coverage on Peacock. Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker from Today will host the three-hour telecast for NBC and Peacock. NBC will air an encore of the Parade from 2-5 p.m. ET.

The Spanish-language simulcast on Telemundo will be hosted by En Casa con Telemundo’s Ana Jurka and Carlos Adyan, accompanied by Freddy Lomelí live from Sixth Avenue, and feature a special appearance by current Miss Universe, Andrea Meza. For the first-time ever, spectators enjoying the Parade on television and Peacock will experience several augmented reality effects throughout the show that will add another dose of Macy’s magic to the spectacle.


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