The 84th annual parade, which will feature 27 floats and 12 student marching bands from across the country, begins at 77th Street and Central Park West and concludes at Herald Square at 7th Ave and 34th Street. The signature stop in front of Macy's department store in Herald Square will feature performances by the casts of American Idiot, Memphis and Elf: The Musical.
Various floats will include performances and/or appearances by the students of Stage Door Manor; Tony winner Betty Buckley; Joan and Melissa Rivers; Jessica Simpson (singing "My Only Wish for Christmas"); Gladys Knight on the Apollo Theater's "Top Hat!" float; Ann Hampton Callaway (performing "Yes, Virginia (There's A Santa Claus)"); and the cast of Million Dollar Quartet (performing "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" on board the Marion-Carol "Showboat" float).
The 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast live 9 AM-noon on NBC.