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.

Hosting by Today‘s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Koch Al RokerStar-studded guests were among the highlights of this year’s festivities, Darren Criss, Nelly, Rob Thomas And Kelly Rowland.

Darren performed the carnival-themed song I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas while he was on Kinder Chocolate’s carnival-themed float. A Very Darren Crissmas. The Glee alum even busted out a kazoo for his performance!

Furthermore, Carrie UnderwoodShe performed a live performance of “Favorite Time of Year”

In addition, the casts of your favorite Broadway shows including Moulin Rouge! The Musical, WickedThe future and what’s next Annie Live! took over the streets of New York City with show-stopping performances.