John Legend, Pentatonix, Diana Ross and more will join the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade when it airs live, Thursday, November 22, 2018, on NBC. The celebrities join a host of special attendees who will appear on parade floats when the annual parade makes its way throughout New York.
Diana Ross and her large family will attend including Tracee Ellis Ross (Blackish), Rhonda Ross, Chudney Ross, Ross Naess, Evan Ross and his wife Ashlee Simpson-Ross.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Executive Producer Susan Tercero released a statement regarding the upcoming parade and line-up of performers.
“This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will redefine spectacle with a jaw-dropping mix of must-see entertainment for millions of spectators. Featuring an amazing lineup of high-flying balloons, dazzling animated floats, world-class marching bands and performance groups, the nation’s top music artists and, of course, the one-and-only Santa Claus, the Macy’s Parade will once again herald the arrival of the holiday season.”
Those watching on television can tune into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, Thursday, November 22, 2108, between 9 a.m. and noon in all time zones. There will be an encore presentation of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade between 2 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. in all time zones.
People are starting to share photos of the parade floats on social media using the hashtag #MacysParade.
— Macy's (@Macys) November 14, 2018
This will be the 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the popular event is considered the official kick-off to holiday-themed television programming.
Each year, the parade ends with the appearance of Santa Clause riding on his sleigh. This is also considered the official launch of the holiday shopping season that begins with Black Friday.
NBC has a full line-up of holiday television programming in the works including more specials with Pentatonix and John Legend.
On November 28, 2018, John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen will star in the special A Legendary Christmas. Ratings for the Macy’s Day Parade are always a success and people are predicting high ratings for A Legendary Christmas as well.
Star-studded holiday specials coming to NBC include The National Dog Show (hosted by John O’Hurley), Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Trolls Holiday Special, Christmas in Rockefeller Center, and A Legendary Christmas.
Do you enjoy NBC’s holiday specials? Are you going to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?