It is time as soon as once more for the annual Turkey Day custom of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This yr is it is ninety fifth extravaganza, broadcast on NBC, which has been the parade’s official broadcast residence since 1953.
“Today” show anchors Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker are internet hosting the festivities for NBC, whereas Ana Jurka and Carlos Adyan, Freddy Lomelí and the present Miss Universe, Andrea Meza, will anchor the Spanish-language simulcast on Telemundo.
Here’s what you’ll want to know in regards to the performers and efficiency lineup.
The Celebrity Appearances
Headlining the movie star appearances are “Dancing With the Stars” alumni Jimmie Allen, Andy Grammer, Nelly, and Jordan Fisher. Grammer completed seventh on the twenty first season with associate Allison Holker, Allen lately completed seventh on the thirtieth season with associate Emma Slater, Nelly got here in third place on season 29 with Daniella Karagach, and Fisher gained the Mirrorball Trophy in season 25 alongside associate Lindsay Arnold.
Other performers embody Jon Batiste, “Blue’s Clues & You!” host Josh Dela Cruz and the previous hosts of “Blue’s Clues” Steve Burns and Donovan Patton, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Foreigner, the cast of Peacock’s “Girls5eva” (Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, Busy Philipps), Mickey Guyton, Chris Lane, Miss America Camille Schrier, the cast and Muppets of “Sesame Street,” Kim Petras, Kelly Rowland, Rob Thomas, Tai Verdes, Zoe Wees, Tauren Wells — and naturally, Santa Claus.
Additionally, “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood can be doing a particular efficiency from her new album “My Gift,” plus there can be performances from the Broadway casts of “SIX,” “Moulin Rouge!”, and “Wicked,” and a sneak peek at NBC’s subsequent stay musical, “Annie Live!”, which premieres December 2 on NBC. And as at all times, the Radio City Rockettes can be kicking issues up a notch with a high-stepping efficiency in Herald Square.
The Floats and Balloons
According to NBC’s press launch, the returning balloons this yr embody:
- “Astronaut Snoopy” by Peanuts Worldwide
- “The Boss Baby” by DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures
- “Diary of A Wimpy Kid” by Abrams Books
- Sinclair’s “DINO” by Sinclair Oil Corporation
- “Goku” by Toei Animations, Inc.
- Chase from “PAW Patrol” by Nickelodeon
- “Pillsbury Doughboy” by Pillsbury
- “Red Titan” from “Ryan’s World” by Sunlight Entertainment and pocket.watch
- Papa Smurf from “The Smurfs” by Nickelodeon
- “Sonic the Hedgehog” by SEGA
- “SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary” by Nickelodeon
New balloons for 2021 embody “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Netflix, a Funko Pop! impressed “Grogu” (aka Baby Yoda) from the “Star Wars” sequence “The Mandalorian,” a brand new “Ronald McDonald” balloon by McDonald’s and “Pikachu” and “Eevee” by the Pokemon International Company. There may even be a number of inflatable automobiles (balloonicles and trycaloons).
In 2021, the parade will debut six new floats:
- “Birds of a Feather Stream Together” by Peacock that includes the cast of Peacock’s “Girls5eva”
- “Celebration Gator” by Louisiana Office of Tourism that includes Jon Batiste
- “Colossal Wave of Wonder” by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions that includes Nelly
- “Gravy Pirates” by HEINZ
- “Magic Meets the Sea” by Disney Cruise Line that includes Jordan Fisher and particular friends
- “Tiptoe’s North Pole”
The parade additionally options 10 marching bands from across the nation, dancers from Ballet Hispanico’s School of Dance, the Broadway Education Alliance Youth Choir, dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studios, the St. John’s Dance Team, Spirit of America and Dance Stars, the Young People’s Chorus of NYC and lots of, many extra.
The ninety fifth annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs Thursday, November 25 from 9 a.m. to midday in all time zones on NBC.