Pentatonix to Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Pentatonix to Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Movieguide® Contributor 

The 97th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is coming up on November 23 with an exciting new line-up of performers and floats.

The parade will begin a half hour earlier this year than previous years, starting at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. 

“In addition to Cher, who recently released ‘Christmas,’ her first holiday album ever, Batiste and the Broadway productions, the Thanksgiving event will include appearances and performances by, among others, Bell Biv DeVoe; Brandy; En Vogue; David Foster and Katharine McPhee; Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors; Jessie James Decker; U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist Jessica Long; Ashley Park with the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street; Pentatonix; and, of course, the Radio City Rockettes,” Deadline reported. 

“We are SO excited to announce that we’ll be heading back to NYC to perform at this year’s @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade!” Pentatonix shared on Instagram.

The parade will include “5,000 volunteers, 16 featured character balloons, 26 floats, 32 heritage and novelty balloons, more than 700 clowns, 12 marching bands and nine performance groups.”

New balloons and floats will also be added to the lineup. 

PEOPLE reported, “This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature three new balloons: Beagle Scout Snoopy, Blue Cat & Chugs and Monkey D. Luffy…This year’s parade includes 28 floats, with three completely new additions: Solo Stove’s Igniting Memories float, Brach’s Palace of Sweets float and Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Deliciously Delectable World of Wonka float.” 

TODAY’s Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will host the event. This will mark Roker’s 28th year hosting since he began in 1995.  

The parade will air on NBC and stream on Peacock on Nov. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Pentatonix band member Kevin Olusola recently spoke about the group’s current tour, as well as his new partnership with Bible app YouVersion…

Olusola also has plans to create a video series with YouVersion, called “All Things New,” where he will talk about Scripture and the challenges of living your faith in the public eye. 

“For me, it’s trying to live out love every single day, first and foremost by what I believe and what the Bible says,” the singer said of the struggles of being Christian and a public figure. 

“It’s been so fun working with [YouVersion] and just being able to proclaim the gospel in a new way. And you’re going to see a lot of [exclusive] performances which I’m really excited for,” Olusola shared.