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Who is performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023?

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a much-anticipated tradition, featuring balloons, floats, marching bands, and a host of performances by celebrities.

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Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated throughout the US on Thursday, Nov. 23. If there is something that characterizes this holiday besides turkey with gravy, it is the traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The annual event takes place in New York during the early hours of Thanksgiving, and it also serves as the kick-off activity for the festivity and the Christmas holidays as well. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is scheduled to start promptly at 8:30 a.m. ET and will last approximately three hours.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 attractions

According to the event’s official website, the parade will feature various attractions, including six balloonicles, 31 floats, 11 marching bands, 18 musical presentations and 25 giant balloons, among which are well-known pop culture characters such as Grogu, Goku, Ronald McDonald and Sponge Bob & Gary.

For the 97th edition of the parade, there will be seven new characters among the balloons: Kung Fu Panda, The Pillsbury Doughboy (who sports a new look), Uncle Dan, Monkey D. Luffy, Blue Cat & Chugs, Leo and Beagle Scout Snoopy.

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Who will perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? Complete list of artists

As for the confirmed musical acts, Cher and Manuel Turizo stand out as some of the main artists of the event. Here is the complete list of artists for the parade.

Alex Smith, Amanda Shaw, Ashley Park, Bell Biv Devoe, Brandy, Chicago, David Foster & Katharine McPhee, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Enhypen, En Vogue, Jabari Banks, Jessie James Decker, Jon Batiste, Paul Russell and Pentatonix.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade can be followed completely live through NBC channels at 8:30 a.m. ET. If you prefer streaming, there will be a live signal on Peacock.