Tony Bennett, the Muppets, Regina Spektor, Fitz & the Tantrums and Sarah McLachlan will be among the celebrities and artists celebrating at the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City this year.
Macy’s announced the full line-up Tuesday:
Musicians and performers: Kelsea Ballerini, Aloe Blacc, Christopher Jackson from the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” De La Soul, Sarah McLachlan, Tony Bennet, Fitz & the Tantrums, Regina Spektor, Chloe x Halle, Brett Eldredge, Easton Corbin, Maddie & Tae and Daya and Jacob Whitesides.
Athletes: Olympic gold medalists Clarissa Shields, Laurie Hernandez and Michelle Carter, former NHL players Adam Graves and Eric Lindros, and U.S. Paralympic gold medalists Mikey Brannigan and Gianfranco Iannotta.
Floats: Presented by the New York Daily News,Homewood Suites by Hilton,Macy’s, Sesame Workshop, the South Dakota Department of Tourism, Discover,Gibson Brands,Sprout, Domino Sugar, Nickelodeon, Cracker Jack, Goldieblox, McDonald’s, Pirate’s Booty, Planters, Spirit of America Productions, Sino-American Friendship Association, Peanuts,Ocean Spray, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Hallmark Channel, Build-a-Bear, King’s Hawaiian, Krazy Glue, Girl Scouts of America, Delta Airlines, and Balsam Hill.
The parade begins on Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. The 2.5-mile routestarts at 77th Street at Central Park, and continues down Sixth Avenue before finishing at Macy’s Herald Square. It will also air live on NBC’s “Today” show.
Celebrating its ninth decade, Macy’s will also produce a television commercial to debut later this month, showcasing the event’s role throughout history and across generations.
The first parade was held in 1924, and stands as the second-oldest Thanksgiving Parade in the country. (The top honor goes to the 6ABCDunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, which began in 1920.)
For a full list of balloons, performance groups and information, visit macys.com/parade.