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More than 3.5 million people are expected to attend New York's Thanksgiving parade this year.  Photograph by Laura Cavanaugh—Getty Images

Here’s Who Will Be At The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov 01, 2016

Some famous faces will be making an appearance at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year.

Macy's announced Tuesday that Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the Muppets will be at the 90th procession of the parade. As for their human counterparts, singers Tony Bennet, Sarah McLachlan, Aloe Blacc, De La Soul, and Kelsea Ballerini will take part, along with Christopher Jackson from the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton."

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Olympic gold medalists Laurie Hernandez, Claressa Shields and Michelle Carter will also participate in the parade. Former NHL players Adam Graves and Eric Lindros are also a part of the lineup, as are U.S. Paralympic gold medalists Mikey Brannigan and Gianfranco Iannotta.

Performers participating include Regina Spektor, Chloe x Halle, Brett Eldredge, Fitz & the Tantrums, Maddie & Tae, Daya and Jacob Whitesides, according to Macy's.

As for the parade's iconic giant balloons, those returning are: Angry Birds’ Red; Sinclair Oil’s Dino; The Elf on the Shelf; Hello Kitty; Ice Age’s Scrat and his Acorn; Paddington; Pikachu; the Pillsbury Doughboy; Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger; Ronald McDonald; Skylanders Eruptor; SpongeBob SquarePants; and Thomas the Tank Engine.

But three new characters will be taking center stage this year, according to Macy's. For the first time, Charlie Brown from Peanuts will be featured as one of the balloons, as will characters from the Diary of A Wimpy Kid. DreamWorks’ Trolls will also debut in a multi-character balloon.

More than 3.5 million people are expected to attend the parade, with another 50 million slated to watch it on T.V., according to Macy's. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Nov. 24 in New York City.

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