The “47th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” makes it’s return to NBC with an all-star lineup ready to wake you up on Thanksgiving morning. Country Music Is Love shared the parade lineup on Nov. 4, 2013 which includes Carrie Underwood, Brett Eldredge, Kellie Pickler and Florida Georgia Line.
Underwood will be featured during the parade with the cast of “The Sound of Music Live” during the first hour of the show while Florida Georgia Line, Pickler and Eldredge have been announced as performers. The Radio City Rockettes will take part in the parade along with the Big Apple Circus, the “Duck Dynasty” stars, Jimmy Fallon and many more.
A tribute in honor of "The Wizard of Oz" will celebrate the films 75th year anniversary and new balloons have been added to the parade that include Toothless from "How to Train Your Dragon," Snoopy with Woodstock and SpongeBob SquarePants. Of course Santa Clause, the big man himself will be there to kick off the holiday season as always.
Executive Vice President of Special Programs and Late Night for NBC Entertainment Doug Vaughan said “For millions of families each year, Thanksgiving Day isn’t complete without tuning in to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” adding “We are thrilled to once again broadcast this national celebration to kick off the holiday season.”
Over 8,000 people will be a part of the parade with an expected 50 million viewers watching the three hour special nationwide. Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie from NBC’s “Today” show will host the “47th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” that kicks off at 9:00 a.m. EST on Nov. 28, 2013.