We look forward to it every year! The 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the start of the holiday season since its inception in 1924. Set to create new memories and magical moments for more than 3 million live spectators and over 50 million viewers across the country, this year the line-up of wonder unfolds with 16 giant character balloons; 40 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 28 floats; 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers; 900 clowns; 11 marching bands; a host of celebrity performers and the one-and-only Santa Claus.
As they reach their marks on 34th Street, the nation will revel in their spectacular appearances. Joining the festivities this year are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Trace Adkins; Big Apple Circus; Chica and the gang from Sprout®; Colbie Caillat; Rachel Crow; Thirza Defoe; Jimmy Fallon & The Roots; Flo Rida; Whoopi Goldberg; Chris Isaak; Carly Rae Jepsen; Karmin; Kidz Bop; Christian Laettner; Sandra Lee; Mannheim Steamroller; Jennette McCurdy; Don McLean; Megan & Liz; Miss USA 2012 – Olivia Culpo; the Muppets and cast of Sesame Street; Neon Trees; Power Rangers Megaforce; Cody Simpson; U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists – Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber; The Wanted; and Food Network’s Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Adding to the Parade’s signature entertainment will be performances from Broadway’s best musicals including Annie, Bring It On, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Elf, and Nice Work If You Can Get It. In addition, the world-famous Radio City Rockettes® will join the presentation to help kick-off the holidays.
The Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV from 9 a.m. – Noon.
For more information please visit www.macys.com/parade or call the Parade hotline at 212-494-4495.