The 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Paradeâ kicks off the holiday season on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 9:00 AM with its signature giant helium balloons, floats of fantasy, marching bands, clowns, celebrity and large performance groups, and the one-and-only Santa Claus. And this year, Juanes is to give the first-ever Spanish language performance during the parade.
Other superstars from music, stage, and screen who will make special appearances and perform for the nation at Macy’s famed red star mark on 34th Street include India Arie, Big Time Rush, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, the casts of Broadway’s American Idiot, Elf, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, the Big Apple Circus, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Miranda Cosgrove, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Gloriana, Michael Grimm, Arlo Guthrie, Keri Hilson, Eric Hutchinson, Juanes, Victoria Justice, Gladys Knight, Mannheim Steamroller, Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, Power Rangers Samurai, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Crystal Shawanda, Jessica Simpson, and Kanye West.
For 2010, the Macy’s Parade will once again follow a route first taken last year as the procession winds down to Macy’s Herald Square. Beginning at 77th Street and Central Park West, the Parade will travel south to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South before making a right turn to march down 7th Avenue to 42nd Street. The Parade will then turn east towards 6th Avenue where it will march down the Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west marching in front of Macy’s Herald Square. The Parade will step off promptly at 9:00 AM and end at noon.
Public information on the 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is available by logging on to www.macys.com/parade or by calling the Macy’s Parade Hotline at (212) 494-4495.