Macy's has released a list of celebrities who will be part of or performing in the parade this year. It includes:
Andra Day & Common
Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
Goo Goo Dolls
Bravo’s Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio
Miss America 2018 Cara Mund
Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast & Muppets ofSesame Street
There will be some new floats, Macy's officials said.
"This year, five new floats will debut including Everyone’s Favorite Bake Shop by Entenmann’s® (Sara Evans), Harvest in the Valley by Green Giant® (Lauren Alaina), Parade Day Mischief by SOUR PATCH KIDS® Candy (Nicky Jam), Shimmer and Shine by Nickelodeon (Jojo Siwa) and Universal Playground by Sprout® (Angelica Hale). A special float by Delta Air Lines will also debut to commemorate the season of togetherness with the perfect gift of song, as more than 125 Macy’s employees gather to form a one-of-a-kind, cross-generational choir aboard the Macy’s Singing ChristmasTree," said a news release from Macy's.
Macy's parade website has an online shop with "fun gear that's all about the parade."
In 2016, Macy's celebrated the 90th year of the parade, which was launched in 1924 to provide entertainment for store employees and their families. Today it is one of the largest parades in the world.
Each year at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Santa Claus is welcomed into Herald Square.