The Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on November 24. Mariah Carey, the Queen of Christmas, who even the powerful Dolly Parton won’t contest for that title and the US government won’t recognize, will be there, according to today’s announcement. Wait for it: Mariah Carey will play “All I Want for Christmas Is You” at roughly noon ET.
The customary parade closer, Santa Claus, who now resembles the person who follows the banjo musician at the county fair, was deferred to when she announced the news on Instagram. The parade will also feature the customary marching bands, helium balloons, and famous people lip-syncing to their big songs. NBC will broadcast the Macy’s parade on television.
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Visit macys.com/parade for an inside look at the Christmas procession as well as frequent updates that include behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, unique tours, interactive historical facts, and educational activities. The Today show’s Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, and Savannah Guthrie will once again serve as the event’s hosts. Roker, then 68, co-hosted the parade with Willard Scott and Katie Couric for the first time in 1995, while Guthrie, now 50, and Kotb, now 58, did so for the first time in 2012 and 2018, respectively.
Jimmy Fallon, Paula Abdul, Gloria Estefan, Big Time Rush, and The Roots, Fitz and the Tantrums, Mario Lopez and family, Ziggy Marley, Sean Paul, Kirk Franklin, and Jordin Sparks are just a few of the artists who will be performing this year. The program will also feature some of the best Broadway performers, beginning with a stunning opening act from Lea Michele and the cast of Broadway’s Funny Girl. The casts of Some Like It Hot, A Beautiful Noise, and The Lion King are additional Broadway performers. The show will come to a close with the famous Radio City Rockettes.
Mariah Carey, Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland, and Flula Borg from Peacock’s Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin are expected to attend.