Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Who's Coming Around the Corner?

Part of the fun of watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the suspense of not knowing what's coming up next. Even if you know the complete lineup, it's still a delight to suddenly see Spider-Man or Diary of a Wimpy Kid (new this year!) floating around the corner.

So here are the balloons and singers to keep an eye out for, whether you're watching it live or DVR-ing it to avoid all that terrible lip-synching.

This year will feature the typical mix of regulars, contemporary icons and product-pushers:

  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Creator Jeff Kinney says he'll be in the crowd watching)
  • Horton
  • Kermit the Frog
  • Pillsbury Doughboy
  • Pikachu with Poke
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Sailor Mickey
  • Shrek
  • Smurf
  • Snoopy as the Flying Ace
  • Spider-Man
  • Spongebob SquarePants
  • "Super Cute" Hello Kitty

Music for the Masses
These are just the musicians kids might tune in for. (No offense, Arlo & Gladys.) On a personal note, I'd much prefer to hear Jackie Evancho "sing" over Michael Grimm. Who's with me?

  • Big Time Rush
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
  • Kanye West (Can he upstage a giant balloon?)
  • Keri Hilson
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Michael Grimm
  • Victoria Justice

Which stars or balloons are your kids most interested in seeing? Chime in now!

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