Mariah Carey Will Open For Santa During Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance


The unofficial “Queen of Christmas” Mariah Carey will be opening for Santa at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a performance of her hit song “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” “My childhood dream is coming to life! I’m going to be opening for the one and only, SANTA CLAUS 🎅🏼, at this year’s @macys Thanksgiving day parade,” the 52-year-old wrote on Instagram to announce the news. “🎄🎉💫 Tune in on Thanksgiving Day.”

In the clip, we see Mariah say, “Hey, it’s Mariah! See you at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade,” just after a countdown to Thanksgiving appears on the screen.


Mariah Carey to close out the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with Santa

Mariah is set to appear at the parade around 12pm, usually the time when Santa comes around to make his appearance to close out the parade. Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of the Today show will also be returning to host the parade this year. Other performers include Gloria Estefan, Paula Abdul, Big Time Rush, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Fitz and the Tantrums, Mario Lopez and family, Ziggy Marley, Sean Paul, Kirk Franklin and Jordin Sparks, and more. In addition to the parade performers, we’ll also see some dazzling stuff from Broadway, including performances from the cast of Broadway’s Funny Girl, the cast of A Beautiful Noise, Some Like It Hot, and The Lion King. And, of course, the legendary Radio City Rockettes will also be gracing our TV screens with their talent this year.


RELATED: ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Won’t Air On TV In 2022, Social Media Says “Good Grief!”

GLITTER, Mariah Carey, 2001, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp./courtesy Everett Collection

We can’t forget the iconic balloons that we see each year at the parade, including Peanuts Worldwide’s Astronaut Snoopy, DreamWorks Animation’s Boss Baby and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Some new balloons this year include Bluey by BBC, Diary of A Wimpy Kid by Abrams Books, Dino and Baby Dino by Sinclair Oil and Stuart the minion from Illumination.

Shinya Suzuki / Flickr

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. An encore telecast of the parade will air at 2:00 p.m. ET. Happy Thanksgiving!

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Crashes, Flips Onto Side Along Chicago Highway

One of the most famous vehicles in the country found itself into quite the pickle—which…

11 mins ago

Richard Simmons’ Gravesite Revealed Amid Investigation Into His Death

Richard Simmons has been laid to rest at the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park…

31 mins ago

Carrie Underwood Shows Off Toned Legs In New Concert Photos: ‘Best Legs Since Tina Turner’

Carrie Underwood shared photos from her recent performance at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii,…

1 hour ago

Dan Aykroyd Revisits Time With John Belushi As The Blues Brothers In New Documentary

Dan Aykroyd went down memory lane on his Audible original documentary titled Blues Brothers: The…

3 hours ago

Elizabeth Hurley Stuns Fans Yet Again In Sizzling Black Bikini And See-Through Coverup

Summer is Elizabeth Hurley’s time to shine as the actress recently uploaded a clip of…

3 hours ago

Priscilla Presley Sues Ex-Advisors, Alleges Elder Abuse, Financial Fraud

As the Presley family becomes entangled in another web of legal woes, Priscilla Presley has…

4 hours ago