The 94th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is going a little bit country this year, with several artists slated to perform for the event, including Dolly Parton, Lauren Alaina, Brett Young and Jimmie Allen, with Noah Cyrus joining Jimmie for his performance.
The country stars join numerous other artists scheduled to appear, including Ally Brooke, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Christopher Jackson and the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Tori Kelly, Patti LaBelle, Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, Leslie Odom Jr., Keke Palmer, Pentatonix, Bebe Rexha, Jordin Sparks and more.
Although the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is still taking place, the event will look much different this year, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Instead of the traditional parade, with floats traveling down the streets of New York City as large crowds watch from the side, this year’s parade will be all virtual for viewers.
Today hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will serve as the parade’s hosts. According to Today.com, all performers will be tested for COVID-19 and undergo wellness checks ahead of their performance. Performers will also wear protective equipment and practice social distancing.
Dolly, Lauren and Jimmie will each perform for Nashville’s annual Christmas Parade this year as well. That show will also be virtual, taking place on Saturday, December 5, beginning at 9:00 AM CT on WKRN.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air on Thanksgiving Day from 9:00 AM until noon, in all time zones, on NBC. In addition, Macy’s, NBCUniversal and Verizon will provide livestream from the streets of Manhattan, along with personalized messages and co-viewing experiences. That experience will kick off at 9:00 AM. EST on Verizon’s Twitter feed and YouTube platforms.