Rita Ora Preps For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, High Winds Threaten Balloons [VIEWING TIMES]
The 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place tomorrow, November 22. The parade will kick off at 9 a.m. EST and continue till 12 noon.
On Wednesday, Rita Ora practiced her performance in the freezing New York temperatures.
NBC’s coverage begins at 9 a.m. in all time zones. It’ll be on both their website and their app as well as on television.
CBS’s live coverage will start at 9 a.m. EST, with delayed coverage at 1 p.m. PST. They too will use their app and website.
Today show hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will provide commentary.
Martina McBride, Sugarland, Carly Pearce, and 15-year-old Tegan Marie will all be performing. They’ll also be joined by artists like John Legend, Diana Ross, and Kelly Clarkson.
Meanwhile, they’ll also be 31 floats. Those will be lead by the newly redesigned Tom Turkey float. The Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree will be staffed by 100 singing employees.
However, the balloons are in jeopardy. New York City is bracing for winds between 15 m.p.h. and 25 m.p.h. on Thursday. The highs are at 26 degrees Fahrenheit and the real feel is expected to hover at around zero. Any sustained winds of 23 m.p.h. or gusts of 34 m.p.h. would force organizers to cancel the balloons. That decision will be made on Thursday morning. But the parade hasn’t been canceled since 1971 and there’s a strong possibility that organizers will find it safe and give the all clear for the balloons.
And if you happen to be a Christmas person, Santa is wrapping up the parade with a bow on the very last float.