See All the Best Photos from the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

From musical performances by stars like Chris Lane and Jon Batiste, to the classic balloons that have marched through New York City for years, here's all the best images from the Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Darren Criss

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The singer performed while riding atop the Kinder float.

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Boss Baby

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The animated character made his Thanksgiving Day parade debut in 2020.

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Sonic the Hedgehog

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The video game icon first appeared in the parade in the early '90s, but has taken breaks over the years.

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Jordan Fisher

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The 27-year-old Broadway performer sang alongside some Disney princesses on the brand's float for their newest cruise ship.

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Nelly

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The rapper performed his Florida Georgia Line collaboration, "Lil Bit."

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Marching Bands

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Top marching bands from all around the country perform as part of the Macy's Parade every year.

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Tom Turkey

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The iconic feathered fellow is the oldest float in the parade.

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SpongeBob SquarePants

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Nickelodeon's beloved animated character floated high over the streets of Manhattan.

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Girls5eva

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The stars of Peacock's Girls5eva — Busy Phillips, Sara Bareilles, Paula Pell and Reneé Elise Goldsberry — sang a song from their show during the parade.

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Grogu

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The cute Star Wars creature fans refer to as Baby Yoda kept warm in the N.Y.C. weather in his signature furry coat.

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Kelly Rowland

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The former Destiny's Child member is a parade veteran, also appearing in the annual festivities in 2019.

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Blue's Clues

Blue's Clues & You! host Josh Dela Cruz and the former hosts of Blue's Clues Steve Burns and Donovan Patton
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Blue's Clues three hosts Steve Burns (Steve), Donovan Patton (Joe) and Joshua Dela Cruz (Josh) reunited to celebrated the show's 25th anniversary and sing together atop the Nick Jr. float.

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Jon Batiste

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The Grammy-nominated artist helped honor Louisiana on the state's alligator float.

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Santa Claus

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As always, the big man in red closed out the parade in a sleigh led by his reindeer.

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