Turkeys, balloons and celebs—oh my!
That’s what the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade had in store on Nov. 24, when Hollywood’s brightest stars descended on the streets of New York City to take part in an iconic Thanksgiving tradition.
For the first time in 27 years, the annual broadcast was missing a familiar face: Al Roker. The longtime Today weather anchor was absent due to his recent hospitalization for blood clots. Filling in for him was meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, who was joined by hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.
This year’s parade also featured a new star-studded roster of performers, including Paula Abdul, Big Time Rush, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Jordin Sparks, Sean Paul, Jordan Davis and Lea Michele and the rest of the Funny Girl.
Meanwhile, Mario Lopez, Dionne Warwick and Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin stars Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland and Flula Borg were spotted throughout the parade route. And balloons made in the likenesses of Bluey, Spider-Man, The Mandalorian‘s Grogu, a Minion and Snoopy delighted spectators.