Human Interest 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. By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 25, 2021 12:49 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 01 of 14 Darren Criss Darren Criss. Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock The singer performed while riding atop the Kinder float. 02 of 14 Boss Baby Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The animated character made his Thanksgiving Day parade debut in 2020. 03 of 14 Sonic the Hedgehog Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The video game icon first appeared in the parade in the early '90s, but has taken breaks over the years. 04 of 14 Jordan Fisher Theo Wargo/Getty Images The 27-year-old Broadway performer sang alongside some Disney princesses on the brand's float for their newest cruise ship. 05 of 14 Nelly Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock The rapper performed his Florida Georgia Line collaboration, "Lil Bit." 06 of 14 Marching Bands Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock Top marching bands from all around the country perform as part of the Macy's Parade every year. 07 of 14 Tom Turkey Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The iconic feathered fellow is the oldest float in the parade. 08 of 14 SpongeBob SquarePants Eduardo Munoz Avarez/AP/Shutterstock Nickelodeon's beloved animated character floated high over the streets of Manhattan. 09 of 14 Girls5eva Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock 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. 10 of 14 Grogu Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The cute Star Wars creature fans refer to as Baby Yoda kept warm in the N.Y.C. weather in his signature furry coat. 11 of 14 Kelly Rowland Kelly Rowland. Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock The former Destiny's Child member is a parade veteran, also appearing in the annual festivities in 2019. 12 of 14 Blue's Clues Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock 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. 13 of 14 Jon Batiste Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock The Grammy-nominated artist helped honor Louisiana on the state's alligator float. 14 of 14 Santa Claus Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock As always, the big man in red closed out the parade in a sleigh led by his reindeer.