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Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch and More Join Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade rounded up some of country's hottest acts, including Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch, for the iconic event.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch and More Join Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup
Lauren Alaina, Photo courtesy Mercury Nashville; Dustin Lynch, Photo by Ford Fairchild

The start of November means the start of holiday madness as we switch from Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas. With that, Macy’s has revealed the star-studded lineup for its 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. On Thursday, Nov. 23, country stars Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch, Cam and Sara Evans will be among the many performers slated to take to the streets of Manhattan for the iconic event.

“For more than 90 years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has signaled the start of the holiday season for millions of families. We are thrilled to once again come together as a nation to give this gift of joy and wonder to all,” said Susan Tercero, group vice-president of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in a statement. “Our incredible team has planned a fantastic spectacle featuring an amazing line-up of giant character balloons, floats of fantasy, the nation’s best marching bands and performance groups, a dazzling array of musical artists, all coming together to herald the arrival of the one-and-only Santa Claus.”

In addition to the four country acts taking spots among the floats will be appearances by 98 Degrees, Sabrina Carpenter, Andra Day & Common, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Kat Graham, Andy Grammer, Angelica Hale, Olivia Holt, Nicky Jam, Wyclef Jean, Bravo’s Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast & Muppets of Sesame Street, Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson, Jojo Siwa and more.

Fans can catch Alaina and Evans on two of the five new floats appearing at this year’s parade, Harvest in the Valley by Green Giant® and Everyone’s Favorite Bake Shop by Entenmann’s®, respectively. Lynch will call the The Colonel’s Road Trip to NYC by Kentucky Fried Chicken float home while Cam will make her mark on the Stirrin’ Up Sweet Sensations by Domino® Sugar float.

The TODAY Show’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker will host the three-hour broadcast from 9 a.m. – noon (in all time zones) on Thursday, Nov. 23.