See Darren Criss, Hoda Kotb and More Stars at the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

by 24USATVNov. 26, 2021, 2 a.m. 16
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It's not Thanksgiving until you spot some high-flying balloons.

The 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, an event where families from across the country gather around the TV to watch musical performances, decadent floats and so much more, took place Thursday, Nov. 25.

Hosted by 's Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker, this year's celebration featured a star-studded guest list including Darren Criss, Nelly, Rob Thomas and Kelly Rowland.

Standing on Kinder Chocolate's carnival-themed float, Darren entertained the crowd with a rendition of the classic song "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas," from his new album . The alum even busted out a kazoo for his performance!

In addition, Carrie Underwood gave a virtual performance of her song "Favorite Time of Year."

The casts of your favorite Broadway shows including , and the upcoming also took over the streets of New York City with show-stopping performances.

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