Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted, Megan & Liz and More Performing at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


Americas Parade returns to launch the holidays with unrivaled pomp and pageantry and its signature brand of magic! On Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at 9 a.m., over 8,000 participants will shout Lets Have A ParadeTM, as the 86th annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade takes to the streets of New York City. With more than 3.5 million spectators watching the revelry live and more than 50 million viewers tuned in to the magic nationwide, the 86th edition of the world famous spectacle promises to be the nations largest Thanksgiving Day celebration.

Featuring signature elements, the Macys Parade has marked the start of the holiday season since its inception in 1924. This year the line-up of wonder unfolds with 16 giant character balloons; 40 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 28 floats; 1,600 cheerleaders and dancers; 900 clowns; 11 marching bands; a host of celebrity performers, and the one-and-only Santa Claus.

The 86th annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade will again make history as it debuts three impressive giant balloons, six over-the-top floats, an amazing array of talent and the most remarkable high school and college marching bands in the nation, said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. She added, This incredible cavalcade will make its way down 6th Avenue, a path that marks only the seventh time the Parade has changed its route. And, as it has during turbulent times in our history, we hope the Macys Parade serves as a beacon of hope for all who tune in and gather with friends and family to give thanks this season as they continue to heal from the devastating aftermath of super storm Sandy. During its 86th year, the Parade continues to create new memories and magical moments for more than 3 million live spectators and over 50 million who tune in across the country.

The musical lineup includesThe Wanted, Cody Simpson,Carly Rae Jepsen,Flo Rida, Neon Trees, Karmin, Colbie Caillat, Jennette McCurdy and Megan & Liz.

You can also catch U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber; Jimmy Fallon and The Roots; Rachel Crow; Santa Claus; and the Radio City Rockettesat 9 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving Day.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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