Thanksgiving Day Parade Officially Welcomes The Holidays To NYC

by SARAH MANDATO · November 30, 2009

Few things are more New York City than the Thanksgiving Day Parade. The sadness over dropping temperatures fades into the excitement over a lovable, six story high Kermit the Frog and other things Fall. With the department store windows telling stories and Rock Center getting ready to light the Christmas tree, the holiday buzz begins.

At this year's procession, fun floats accompanied appearances and performances. Here is just a glimpse of the guests from Thursday's trek, following a new route this year. Can you believe it's December (almost) already? Better hop to that holiday online shopping. After all, meaningful work is a total wash at this point, at least until mid January.

Boys Like Girls

Cyndi LauperJane Krakowski Cyndi Lauper, Jane Krakowski

Alan CummingJimmy Fallon Alan Cumming, Jimmy Fallon

Katharine McPhee Katharine McPhee

Mitchel Musso, Keke Palmer Mitchel Musso, Keke Palmer

[Photos via MeettheFamous].