NEW YORK — The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the holiday season tomorrow with a star-studded line-up of performers in NY’s biggest parade of the year.
With more than 3.5 million spectators lining the route and over 50 million viewers watching on TV nationwide, the streets of Manhattan will come alive with a host of special performances from stars of music, film, TV and the stage.
Joining the lineup will be international superstar Gwen Stefani. A three-time Grammy Award-winner, Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter, and recording artist who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Stefani recently released her first holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas which features six original and six classic holiday tunes. Set to perform “White Christmas,” Gwen will warm the hearts of audiences nationwide with her rendition of the classic tune as part of the national broadcast of the Parade on NBC.
The 91st march of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will also feature 17 giant character balloons; 28 legacy balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands and six performance groups.
On Thanksgiving, to open the 91st edition of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a host of stars will be showcased “Dancing in the Streets” at various locations across the country in anticipation of the big Parade and annual kickoff to the holiday season. Featured stars include Harry Connick Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey, Jane Krakowski, Gaten Matarazzo, Chrissy Metz, John O’Hurley, Martha Stewart and Thalia, who will dance and sing in the out-of-this-world kickoff to the pomp and pageantry.
As the restyled song unfolds, the show arrives at Herald Square, opening atop Macy’s famed red star mark on 34thStreet, where a host of groups will join the impromptu party including the Radio City Rockettes, as well as dancers for The Teen Company and Malloy/CAP21, among other Parade participants.
Rounding out the lineup will be singer Patti LaBelle, who will take to the streets on The Cranberry Cooperative by Ocean Spray float, joining previously announced stars 98 Degrees, Lauren Alaina, Cam, Sabrina Carpenter, Andra Day & Common, Sara Evans, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Kat Graham,Andy Grammer, Angelica Hale, Olivia Holt, Nicky Jam, Wyclef Jean, Bravo’s Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio, Dustin Lynch, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast & Muppets of Sesame Street,Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson, Jojo Siwa and the one-and-only Santa Claus; completing the starry lineup of the march of wonder.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast nationally on NBC, Thursday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. – noon (in all time zones) and hosted by the TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker. Telemundo will simulcast the Parade in Spanish with the event hosted by stars Carlos Ponce, Jessica Carrillo and Karim Mendiburu.