Aladdin, Lea Michele, ‘Lion King’: Broadway hits Thanksgiving parade

There’s plenty to see every year at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade between floats and performances — including an impressive lineup from Broadway.

The parade tradition dates back nearly a century, when Macy’s flagship Manhattan store put on its first holiday parade on Thanksgiving morning in 1924, in hopes to attract customers for holiday shopping. The parade has grown and evolved to the hourslong event filled with towering balloons, celebrity performers and festive floats that we know today.

It’s no surprise that Broadway, known for its spectacular performances that many travel across the world to take in, stole the show at the parade this Thanksgiving.

‘Funny Girl’ Lea Michele opened the parade

The 96th annual parade kicked off with a pitch-perfect performance of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” led by Lea Michele, who currently stars in Broadway’s “Funny Girl,” along with her fellow cast members.

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