November 24, 2009 03:31:12 GMT
Get an early look at this year's parade where Spider-Man goes back on air, literally, and the first new Santa Float in almost half a century makes its debut.
The holiday has arrived, NBC is all set to launch its annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Before the event goes live on Thursday, November 26, the Peacock has given a preview of what to expect this year including a glimpse of the turkey float, Uncle Sam balloon as well as Santa and his elves on the sled.
In its 83rd year, the parade will be hosted by Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer and Al Roker. The moving troupe will take a new route this year, moving stages down the historic Broadway route beginning at 77th Street and Central Park West. "Dramatic changes in the mid-town landscape will divert us for the first time from the fabled Broadway route we have followed since our first Parade in 1924," Exec Prod Robin Hall said.
Meanwhile, the guests this year include Andrea Bocelli, Boys Like Girls, Alan Cumming, Billy Currington, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Gloria Gaynor, Emily Hughes, Kermit the Frog and Tiffany Thornton, Jane Krakowski, Ziggy Marley with Judah Marley, Katharine McPhee, Miss America 2009 Katie Stam, the cast and Muppets of "Sesame Street", Mitchel Musso, Keke Palmer, Jay Sean and Carly Simon.
"The 83rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be the biggest and best ever," said Doug Vaughan, Sr. VP NBC Special Programs and Alternative Development. "There's no better way to kick off the holiday season than with this timeless tradition. And we're extremely proud to once again air this historic event."
The parade will go on air starting 9 A.M. until noon in all time zones. There will be balloons of Pillsbury Doughboy, Ronald McDonald, Spider-Man and Sailor Mickey Mouse.