The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is always an event worth viewing with plenty of stars of stage and screen showing up for special performances.

The 2022 event will feature all the spectacle the parade is known for, including live crowds, performances, floats, balloons and clowns, and will be a welcome sight for the viewers lined up along the route in the city as well as the millions viewing from home. As such, the star power will also be larger than life.

All the performers and special guests for the 96th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade are listed below:

  • "A Beautiful Noise" Broadway Show Cast
  • Artist Clowns
  • Aviator Clowns
  • Ballet Hispanico
  • Baseball All-Stars
  • Big Apple Circus
  • Birthday Party Clowns
  • Betty Who (aboard the Her Future is STEM-Sational Float, Sponsored by Nickelodeon)
  • Big Time Rush (Aboard the Fantasy Chocolate Factory Float, Sponsored by Kinder)
  • Boss Kids
  • Cam (Aboard the New Wondership Float, Sponsored by Wonder)
  • Circus Clowns
  • City Tourist Clowns
  • Corny-Copia Clowns
  • Fitz and the Tantrums (Aboard the Brick-Changer Float, Sponsored by the LEGO Group)
  • Funny Farm Clowns
  • Funny First Responders
  • Funny Flurry Clowns
  • Fusion Winter Guard
  • Gloria, Sasha and Emily Estefan (Aboard the Deck The Halls Float, Sponsored by Balsam Hill)
  • Half-baked Holiday Sweets
  • Hoedown Clowns
  • Holiday Clowns
  • Jester Clowns
  • Jordin Sparks (Aboard the New Geoffrey's Dazzling Dance Party Float, Sponsored by Toys 'R Us)
  • Joss Stone (Aboard the Heartwarming Holiday Countdown Float, Sponsored by The Hallmark Channel
  • Kilgore College Rangerettes
  • Kirk Franklin (Aboard the Christmas in Town Square Float, Sponsored by Lifetime
  • Lea Michele and the Broadway cast of "Funny Girl"
  • "The Lion King" Broadway Show Cast
  • Macy's Clown U
  • Malt Shop Clowns
  • Miss America Emma Broyles
  • Nutty Professor Einsteins and Wacky Graduate Clowns
  • Nutty-Cracker Ballet Clowns
  • Parade Brigade Clowns
  • Paula Abdul (Aboard the Big Turkey Spectacular Float, Sponsored by Jennie-O)
  • Phantom Limb Company
  • Pre-K Clowns
  • Radio City Rockettes
  • Rag Doll Clowns
  • Safari Clowns
  • Santa's Toy Box Clowns
  • Sean Paul (Aboard the Colossal Wave of Wonder Float, Sponsored by Kalahari Resorts & Conventions)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Centennial Steppers
  • Silly Sailors
  • Silly Seaside Clowns and Sea Creatures
  • Sleepy Clowns
  • "Some Like It Hot" Broadway Cast
  • Spacey Clowns
  • Spirit of America Cheer
  • Spirit of America Dance Stars
  • Springtime Clowns
  • St. John's Dance Group
  • Superhero Clowns
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Aboard the Celebration Gator Float, sponsored by the Louisiana Office of Tourism)
  • Turkey Tech Players and Sports Fans
  • Wedding Bell-y Laffs & Limo Service Clowns
  • Wintertime Clowns
  • Ziggy Marley (Aboard the New Pinkfong Baby Shark Float, Sponsored by Nickelodeon)

Additional entertainment will come in the form of 19 additional floats, including the new People of First Light and Supersized Slumber floats, seven Balloonicles including the new Striker the U.S. Soccer Star and 12 Marching Bands. 27 total Balloons are scheduled to make their way around the parade route as well, including four new ones featuring Bluey, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Sinclair's Dino and Stuart the Minion.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in all time zones on NBC.

Macys Thanksgiving Parade 2021
A Turkey balloon is seen during the 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Nov. 25, 2021. John Lamparski/Getty Images