It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The cherished annual tradition returns once again to kick off the holiday season – and we’ve got all the information you need ahead of the event so you can plan accordingly. As the parade moves through the streets of New York City, viewers will be treated to four new balloons, five new floats, 12 marching bands and 25 performers, including the Queen of Christmas herself: Mariah Carey, who will sing her classic Christmas carol “All I Want”. for Christmas Is You” prior to Santa’s arrival at Macy’s.
“My childhood dream come true! I’m opening for the one and only, SANTA,” Carey wrote on Instagram after the news was announced.
Read on to learn more about the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:
What time does it start?
The 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins on Thursday, November 24 at 9 a.m. ET local time.
How can I watch it?
You can watch the parade on NBC starting at 9 a.m. ET/PT. If you don’t have cable, you can also stream the live broadcast on Peacock from 9am to 12pm in all time zones.
Who organizes the parade?
Today show co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will return as hosts for the parade. Al Roker was also scheduled to participate until last week when he revealed he was hospitalized for multiple blood clots.
Kotb addressed his absence at the beginning of the parade broadcast: “For the past 27 parades, we are currently turning to Al Roker, our Today show colleague and our best friend, but as many of you have heard, Al is recovering and recovering very well from a recent medical issue. We just want to say we love you, Al. Are you wondering if you’re watching? But we wish you a full recovery.”
Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is here
Who’s performing this year?
As usual there is a full list of artists. The 2022 lineup includes Paula Abdul, Jordin Sparks, Dionne Warwick, Betty Who, Big Time Rush, Gloria Estefan with her daughter Emily and grandson Sasha, Sean Paul, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots and Fitz and the Tantrums. The stars of Peacock’s upcoming series Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin — Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland and Flula Borg — will also appear.
Broadway fans will be treated to a performance by Lea Michele and the cast of Funny girl. The casts of The lionking, Some love it when it’s hotand A beautiful soundwill also be doing songs from their respective shows, as will the Radio City Rockettes.
For the grand finale, Mariah Carey will sing her iconic Christmas carol, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” just before Santa and his sleigh land in front of Macy’s on 34th Street in Manhattan.
Bruce Glikas/WireImage Lea Michele in Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’
Are there new balloons and floats to watch out for?
They sure are! Four balloons make their first trip along the parade route, including Bluey, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Striker, the U.S. Soccer Star, Dino and Baby Dino, and Stuart the Minion.
Spectacular new floats include Geoffrey’s Dazzling Dance Party from Toys “R” Us, Baby Shark from Pinkfong and Nickelodeon, People of First Light from Macy’s, the Wondership from Wonder and Supersized Slumber from Netflix, which will celebrate the magical world of the upcoming Netflix. movie Slumberland.
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