2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Inside The Star-Studded Celebration
It's time once again for the 2022 Macy's thanksgiving day parade: inside the star-studded celebration! Those who braved the crowds in New York City to attend the celebrations will not be disappointed, as it appears that a large number of celebrities will be in attendance at the event.
The following is a statement that was released by Will Coss, the executive producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:
Since its first march in 1924 and through the decades, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has served to bring joy to the millions who gather nationwide each year to experience it with friends and family. This November, as we once again set the stage for the start of the holiday season, we are thrilled to showcase another spectacle full of magic and wonder that will help create everlasting memories with loved ones during this special time of year.- Will Coss
Kevin Frazier, presenter of Entertainment Tonight, and Keltie Knight, a well-known television personality and novelist, will preside over the 96th annual parade.
There will be a lot of famous people there, including Paula Abdul, Hoda Kotb, and Jenna Bush Hager from The Today Show, Dionne Warwick, Gloria Estefan, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots, and of course, Mariah Carey, who is known as the "queen of Christmas."
In addition, Lea Michele and the rest of the cast of the successful Broadway musical Funny Girl will be there. The cast of Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, the new Peacock series, will also be performing, so fans can anticipate hearing music from them.
It is highly possible that the same will be true of the visuals. The parade will feature more than 700 clowns, 12 marching bands, and 10 performance groups, as well as 16 enormous character balloons, 28 floats, 40 novelty and heritage inflatables, and more than 8,000 hours of work put in by more than 5,000 volunteers.
Another intriguing fact is that in order to make this procession shine on this holiday, over 2,000 gallons of paint and 300 pounds of glitter were employed.
Be on the lookout for all 29 floats, five of which will be making their first appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year: Geoffrey's Dazzling Dance Party by Toys 'R' Us, Baby Shark by Pinkfong and Nickelodeon, People of First Light by Macy's, Supersized Slumber by Netflix, and Wonder Bread's The Wonders.
In case you were curious, the float with the most height will be a version of Goku from the Dragon Ball anime series. He will have a height of 56 feet.
The yearly parade that takes place through the streets of New York City may be viewed live on NBC from nine in the morning to twelve in the afternoon local time.
2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Inside the CELEB-STUDDED Event
The annual show did not include Al Roker for the first time in 27 years when he did not appear. Because he was receiving treatment for blood clots at the time, the longstanding weather anchor for Today was not present.
Dylan Dreyer, a meteorologist, stepped in for him while Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb continued to anchor the show in his absence.
This year's parade featured performances from a wide variety of artists, including Paula Abdul, Big Time Rush, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Jordin Sparks, Sean Paul, Jordan Davis, Lea Michele, and the rest of the cast of Funny Girl.
On the other hand, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin cast members Mario Lopez, Dionne Warwick, Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland, and Flula Borg were all spotted along the parade route.
People were thrilled thanks to balloons designed to look like characters such as Bluey, Spider-Man, Grogu from The Mandalorian, a Minion, and Snoopy.
In addition, Mariah Carey kicked off the holiday season by performing her holiday hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" for the crowd just before Santa Claus made his big entrance at the end of the parade. This performance served as an introduction to the holiday season.
The parade will be over very early on Thanksgiving morning, far before dinner is served. The holiday event, which lasted for three hours, came to an end at noon local time in all time zones, giving you plenty of time to get to Grandma's house or make the best mashed potatoes you've ever made.