For almost 100 years, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has traveled its way through New York City and has served as the unofficial start to the holiday season. This year will mark the number 92 of the extravagant American tradition, and the lineup has a series of artists from the country.
Here you will find everything you need to know before the annual parade begins.
How to look As in the past year, the parade is broadcast on NBC from 9:00 a.m. until noon in all time zones. A large musical number will begin the broadcast, with Today Presenter Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker provide their comments. Viewers on the move can also watch the official NBC website and the NBC application, and for the third year, NBC and Verizon have teamed up to present 360-degree video coverage on YouTube. CBS will also broadcast "portions" of the parade, organized by Entertainment tonightKevin Frazier and Keltie Knight.
Who is acting? Five artists from the country are included in this year's line-up, including Martina McBride (on the Balsam Hill float, which includes a three-story Christmas tree), Sugarland (Ocean Spray), Carly Pearce (Green Giant), Kane Brown (Department of South Dakota Tourism) and Tegan Marie (Girl Scouts of the USA) for 15 years. They will be joined by more than a dozen additional artists of various genres, including Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Diana Ross, Barenaked Ladies and Ashley Tisdale, as well as Radio City Rockettes and the cast of Broadway Broadway. Bad Girls, My beautiful lady, The prom Y Summer: Donna's summer musical..
Any new fleet? There are 31 floats in total, and quite a few new ones. The Kinder fantasy chocolate factory will tempt the sweet tooth, a huge elephant will encourage travelers to book vacations at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, and the newly redesigned Tom Turkey will lead the lineup of floats, among other creations. Meanwhile, a classic riverboat takes the term "float" in a different direction, King's Hawaiian is launching a true waterfall and Macy's Singing Christmas Tree will feature 100 harmonious employees.
What's up with the balloons? Due to some unpleasant weather predictions, there is a real possibility that the famous parade balloons can not take off. With real temperatures projected to float around zero and winds with gusts of more than 30 miles per hour, Charlie Brown, the Grinch, FrozenOlaf, Pikachu, Pillsbury Doughboy, Ronald McDonald and others may have to walk. But the parade has not been completely canceled since 1971, and if the organizers believe they can keep the spectators and crew safe, those balloons will fly.
What if I really am more of a Christmas person? You're lucky. As always, Santa Claus will close the parade with a bow, signaling the beginning of the 2018 holiday season on the last float of the procession.