"Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®" Heralds the Arrival of the Holiday Season

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16 November 2018
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo: Eric Liebowitz/NBC
"Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®"
3-hour Parade airs Thanksgiving Morning at 9 AM (all time zones) on NBC

           A spectacle like no other awaits millions as the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, America’s favorite tradition, kicks-off the holiday season. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation’s biggest and most anticipated holiday celebration. Millions of families will tune in to watch the excitement unfold on Thursday, November 22 as Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of NBC’s “Today” host the broadcast.

          Set to march through the streets of New York City on Thanksgiving, the nation will celebrate gathered with family and friends and more than 8,000 volunteers. Dressed as clowns, guiding the flight of larger-than-life character balloons, bringing the beat in the nation’s best marching bands and entertaining the crowds with their show-stopping performances, these participants will inspire and delight the nation. With the time honored phrase “Let’s Have a Parade,” the spectacle begins for more than 3.5 million spectators in New York and more than 50 million television viewers nationwide.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo: Eric Liebowitz/NBC
 
          The star power along the parade route and in homes across the country will feature some of the nation’s most exciting performers. Appearing on board one of Macy’s signature floating stages will be Bad Bunny, Barenaked Ladies, Bazzi, Ally Brooke, Kane Brown, Brynn Cartelli, Jack & Jack, John Legend, Leona Lewis, Ella Mai, Tegan Marie, Martina McBride, Rita Ora, Carly Pearce, Pentatonix, Anika Noni Rose and the cast and Muppets of “Sesame Street,” Diana Ross with her children and extended family (including Rhonda Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chudney Ross, Ross Naess and Evan Ross with wife Ashlee Simpson-Ross), Sugarland, Ashley Tisdale, Mackenzie Ziegler and Johnny Orlando, as well as a special appearance by the one-and-only Santa Claus.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo: Eric Liebowitz/NBC
 
          On 34th Street, Broadway’s best shows will take a star turn in front of Macy’s famed flagship store with special performances. In addition, the show-stopping Radio City Rockettes® will bring their signature high-kicking magic to Herald Square.
Since 1924, the Macy’s Parade has enthralled the nation and become synonymous with the start of the holiday season. For the 92nd edition, the lineup will feature 16 giant character balloons; 43 novelty balloons, heritage balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,200 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; and 12 marching bands.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Photo: Eric Liebowitz/NBC
 
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