Kelsea Ballerini, Daya, Grace VanderWaal, More Confirmed For NBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Special

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade [NBC]

This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and an array of popular musicians, entertainers and athletes will be participating in NBC’s coverage of the festivities.

In a Tuesday afternoon press release, NBC confirmed that names like Kelsea Ballerini, Daya, Maddie & Tae, Brett Eldredge, Ben Rector, and Chloe x Halle will be involved in this year’s special.

Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker will host the broadcast, which will run from 9AM-12 noon. In addition to the famous floats, the parade will feature musical performances and other exciting celebrity appearances.

The current list of confirmed celebrity participants:
Kelsea Ballerini, Tony Bennett, Aloe Blacc, Chloe x Halle, Easton Corbin, Daya, De La Soul, Diamante Eléctrico, Brett Eldredge, Fitz & the Tantrums, Christopher Jackson, Johnnyswim, Sandra Lee, Maddie & Tae, Sarah McLachlan, NHL legends Adam Graves and Eric Lindros, Ben Rector, Regina Spektor, the cast and Muppets of “Sesame Street,” Sprout’s Chica, Timeflies, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Michelle Carter, Laurie Hernandez and Claressa Shields, U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalists Mikey Brannigan and Gianfranco Iannotta, Grace VanderWaal and Jacob Whitesides

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