Yes, we know his name is actually Grogu, but Baby Yoda stuck first. The cute creature from The Mandalorian character that captured so many hearts is making his debut as a balloon in the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “We’ve got 10 marching bands. We have 15 giant character balloons, we’ve got 20 floats,” Macy’s executive producer Will Coss said.
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a New York City tradition that signifies the unofficial start of the holiday season, will again allow in-person spectators this year after a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The 95th annual parade will air nationwide on NBC on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The holiday television special, which will be hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of the “Today” show, will also feature a special performance from music superstar Carrie Underwood from her album, “My Gift.”
“We’re expecting millions of families nationwide to tune in to experience the magic of Macy’s Parade artistry. That’s not all— major celebs, top TV hosts, talented showstoppers and more will make our buzzworthy broadcast feel like one big celebration,” according to the parade website.
This year, the parade will also be streamed live on NBC’s new streaming service, Peacock, giving customers the chance to tune in from just about anywhere.
“Whether you’re home or on-the-go, you’ll be able to stream every float, every celebrity, every performance and every other incredible moment of America’s favorite parade,” according to the parade website.