2016 is almost over, but Laurie Hernandez has not slowed down in her apparent mission to make it the best year ever. From becoming America’s sweetheart to killing it every week on Dancing with the Stars and coming out with her own book, this New Jersey native is totally unstoppable.
As if her schedule wasn’t busy enough already, the 16-year-old gold medalist is set to appear in the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, alongside fellow Olympians, boxer Claressa Shields and shot putter Michelle Carter.
The legendary parade will be lead by the Muppets and include performances by Tony Bennett, Sara McLachlan, Aloe Blacc and more. There will also be the classic balloons, such as Pikachu, Spongebob Squarepants and Charlie Brown. Of course, the longstanding tradition of a visit from Santa Claus will be upheld, as well!
Those with a view of MetLife stadium may have already seen some of the balloon handlers practising over the past several months.
Also, not to freak you out or anything… but there will be over 30 groups of clowns from all over the country.
The NBC coverage of the parade is on November 24 from 9 a.m. to noon, but if you’re planning to head across the Hudson to see the parade in person, Macy’s has a map of the 2.5 miles of public viewing to help you find the best spot.