A number of stars and cartoon figures have enlivened Thanksgiving celebration at the Thursday morning, November 25 event of the 84th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. From Kanye West and Jessica Simpson to Kung Fu Panda and SpongeBob SquarePants, all lined up to cheer more than two million people who filled the parade route and millions more who watched from home.
Kanye, in his black long fur vest and leather pants, performed in front of Macy's flagship location near Manhattan's Herald Square on 34th Street at around 11:20 A.M., MTV reported. The rapper sang his new song, "Lost in the World", from his newest album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". As for newly-engaged Jessica, who was dressed in a wool trench coat, knee high boots and furry ear-muffs, rode on the McCormick float while belting out her track "My Only Wish for Christmas".
Kylie Minogue was also seen at the parade, wearing a dark bulky coat and turban style hat. Doing her best to please the crowd on the New York City streets as well as those at home while riding on a float which had the shape of a duck, Kylie performed "Get Outta My Way". Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa Rivers dressed up as Ice Queens. Meanwhile, Victoria Justice stood proudly atop the Build-A-Bear float in her red coat while performing "Freak the Freak Out".
Other big stars supporting the parade, which started at 9 A.M., were India.Arie, Miranda Cosgrove, Gladys Knight, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Arlo Guthrie, Keri Hilson, Miss U.S.A. 2010 Rima Fakih and Big Time Rush. The parade also brought giant balloons of The Smurfs, Spider-Man, Snoopy, Pokemon and more.