Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup announced

Posted at 10:58 AM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 10:58:33-04

NEW YORK — Just a handful of weeks remain before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but you can find out now if your favorite balloon, float or performers will grace the parade route.

Tony Bennett, Sarah McLachlan, De La Soul and the cast and Muppets of “Sesame Street” will be among the stars celebrating at the parade.

Singers Kelsea Ballerini and Aloe Blacc, Christopher Jackson from the Broadway play “Hamilton” and Olympic gold medalists Laurie Hernandez, Claressa Shields and Michelle Carter will also participate in the 90th annual parade on Nov. 24, Macy’s said Tuesday.

The special will air at 9 a.m. EST on NBC’s “Today” show on Thanksgiving Day.

Former NHL players Adam Graves and Eric Lindros and U.S. Paralympic gold medalists Mikey Brannigan and Gianfranco Iannotta are also part of the lineup.

Performers participating include Regina Spektor, Chloe x Halle, Brett Eldredge, Fitz & the Tantrums, Maddie & Tae, Daya and Jacob Whitesides.

A new balloon, named Bouncing Dog, will make her debut this year. It’ll be hard to miss the 40-foot tall dog as she makes her way down the parade route.

Adding to the excitement is a new Macy’s Parade Emoji Keyboard available now for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.