The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade The 96th annual edition of the AMA returns to action on Thursday. to An estimated three million people will attend the event. the Streets of Manhattan to catch a glimpse the There are many things to see in Santa Claus’s world: giant balloons, marching bands and star performers.

On average, 6,500 people get together to work on the Parade will be 2.5-miles long and take place in New York City. It will begin on the Upper West Side Manhattan, ending in Herald Square. This is a marked improvement on last year. the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Parade participants are not required to be vaccinated. Instead, they must undergo a Covid-19 testing 24 hours prior to arriving.

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s festivities.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Telemundo and NBC. the Peacock streaming service

The “Today” show’s Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker are hosting the The parade will close at noon. However, it is unknown if Mr. Roker will be able to attend, as he was recently in hospital for a bloodclot. according to his InstagramParticipation is open to all.

The festivities will begin at West 77th Street, Central Park West. However, there will be very limited public viewing or none at all at that location.

Many fans are there the Route hours earlier to Unobstructed views are possible at certain spots the performers. The best places to view the Parade include Central Park West starting at West 75th to West 61st Streets and Sixth Avenue West 59th to West 38th Streets.

A detailed description of the procedure can be found here map of the route here.

Performers the Parade will feature Jimmy Fallon and Paula Abdul the Gloria Estefan and Roots, who will perform with Gloria Estefan’s daughter and grandson. Mariah Carey will sing the final song. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Just before the Parade ends at the Macy’s Store in Herald Square

The Ballet Hispánico School of Dance will make a return, and a number of marching bands including the Bourbon County High School Maring Colonels the Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction (Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction) will perform.

There will also be 27 giant balloons — a dozen more than last year — as well as seven balloonicles and 31 floats. Some of the the balloons They will reach as high as four-story buildings and as wide as six taxicabs. Grogu, also called Baby Yoda or Grogu, will return to its second year accompanied by his hover pram.

Celebrate the holiday of the This year’s World Cup “Striker the U.S. Soccer Star” It will be making its debut. It will be as tall as a 2-story building and as wide at two taxicabs. the A balloonicle is a soccer player doing a quick bicycle kick.

Bluey, a puppy from the Stuart, an Australian television show, is a hit the Minion will also be available for the First time drifting three-dimensionallyto-4 stories high the crowds. An old fan favorite will be returned, but it will come with a new accessory. Greg Heffley, a character by the Many popular series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” Featured the 13th time, I will be sitting down alongside a piece de moldy cheese.