This year marks the 80th anniversary for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
The parade will feature floats, live marching bands, musical acts and celebrities. And, of course, Santa Claus is set to make his annual appearance in the Big Apple.
When: Thanksgiving morning at 9 a.m. New York City time (8 a.m. Central Time)
Where: New York City
Where to watch: Locally, on NBC (Channel 5)
Who: According to NBC, riding down Broadway atop one of the parade's moving stages will be Julie Andrews, Laurie Berkner, Chris Brown, Cheyenne, Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Diana DeGarmo, Gloria Estefan, Renee Fleming, Grandma from the Big Apple Circus, Natalie Grant, Hall & Oates, the cast of Disney Channel's High School Musical, Jonas Brothers, Josh Kelley, Darlene Love, Barry Manilow, Sarah McLachlan, Miss U.S.A 2006-Tara Conner, Sandi Patty, and John Tartaglia. NBC stars Masi Oka ("Heroes"), Ali Larter ("Heroes"), Denise Van Outen ("Grease: You're THe One That I Want") and Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights") will also make appearances.
According to NBC, the first parade was in 1924 and featured floats, clowns, bands and a few zoo animals. and was originally called "Macy’s Christmas Parade".
This year’s 80th celebration will feature more than 10,000 participants and be viewed by approximately 3.5 million live spectators, with another 50 million watching on television, NBC says.