See Every Star at the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Bebe Rexha and Brett Young were among the top-tier talent to rock the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. See who else performed for the TV-only event.

By McKenna Aiello, Lindsay Weinberg Nov 26, 2020 4:44 PMTags

There's no Thanksgiving without the annual parade. The show must go on, and not even the pandemic could stop the joyous 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

As always, the 94th annual parade aired on NBC on Turkey Day, with Today hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker breaking it all down for us at home. The main difference in 2020? This year, the floats and performers were filmed for a TV-only event, without bundled up New Yorkers watching in the streets, in order to follow safety guidelines. 

Country icon (and COVID vaccine hero) Dolly Parton partnered with Cracker Barrel at the parade to sing her rendition of "A Holly Jolly Christmas," following the debut of her Netflix movie, Christmas on the Square, on Sunday.

Ally Brooke, Bebe Rexha, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Keke Palmer, Pentatonix and Brett Young rounded out the lineup of stars that performed at the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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And with Broadway shut down since March, the casts of several award-worthy musicals turned up to give show-stopping performances of their hit songs, including from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, Tina Fey's Mean Girls and Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill

Tune in to NBC to watch the parade, and see all of the starry appearances below. 

Keke Palmer

The actress is styled by Coach for her performance on Coach's Rexy in the City float. 


The COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade attendees from being in the room where it happens, but that didn't stop the cast of Broadway's Hamilton from putting on an epic show.

Ally Brooke

The pop singer takes a ride on the Blue's Clues & You! float.

Bebe Rexha

Baby, we're jealous of Bebe's sultry look. 

Savannah Guthrie & Hoda Kotb

These Today co-hosts aren't letting a bit of weather rain on their parade!

Keke Palmer

The star strikes a pose on Coach's Rexy in The City float.


The Latin boy band is ready to spread some holiday cheer. 

Patti LaBelle

The iconic artist performs at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Mean Girls

There's a 30 percent chance this performance from the cast of Broadway's Mean Girls was a highlight of the parade.

Sofia Carson

It wouldn't be the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade without Sofia on the turkey float! 

Tori Kelly

'Tis the season to break out your most festive ensembles! 

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The leading men from the critically-acclaimed musical bring the legendary group to life for a modern audience. 

Karol G

The Latin pop star channels her inner snow bunny. 

Jagged Little Pill

Stars of the Alanis Morissette-inspired musical rock out.

Al Roker & Tori Kelly

Al snaps a selfie with the singer-songwriter as she prepares to perform. 


The Schuyler sisters take center stage. 

Lauren Alaina

The country singer nails a fall aesthetic as she performs on a float. 

Mean Girls

The Tony-nominated musical lights up New York City. 

Dolly Parton

The legendary star definitely made it on Santa's nice list this year. 

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Since its debut in 2018, the musical has garnered 12 Tony nominations. 

Brett Young

The country music artist bundles up.

Jagged Little Pill

"You Oughta Know" this performance stole the show. 

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