They’re lovin’ it!’ Three MILLION people line NYC streets for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in unseasonably warm weather to watch the floats – but will Al Roker miss big day for first time in 27 years after health scare?

About 3 million people are expected to attend the 96th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan as the weather warms up and skies are clear 

Crowds of what’s expected to be 3 million people are gathering Manhattan’s streets to catch the 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

With temperatures rising to a high of 50 on Thursday morning along with clear skies, spectators should have a clear view of the 16 giant balloon characters set to fly at 9 a.m.

Along with the iconic balloons, the parade will also feature 28 floats, 12 marching bands, 700 clowns and several music stars are set to make their way through on Thanksgiving Day.

Organizers said the parade will begin in the city’s Upper West Side and end at Macy’s iconic store at Herald Square.

The attendance is predicted to include 500,000 more people than last year. The 2020 parade was a TV-only festival due to the pandemic.

While all eyes will be on the parade, viewers may notice the absence of The Today Show’s Al Roker, who may miss the event for the first time in 27 years after being hospitalized for blood clots.

About 3 million people are expected to attend the 96th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan as the weather warms up and skies are clear for the giant balloons, including of the iconic Ronald McDonald

About 3 million people are expected to attend the 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan as the weather warms up and skies are clear for the giant balloons, including of the iconic Ronald McDonald

Organizers said the parade will begin in the city's Upper West Side and end at Macy's iconic store at Herald Square

Organizers said the parade will begin in the city’s Upper West Side and end at Macy’s iconic store at Herald Square

Pictured: Parade organizers prepping the ever prevalent Snoopy balloon, this time dressed as an astronaut

Pictured: Parade organizers prepping the ever prevalent Snoopy balloon, this time dressed as an astronaut

Broadway singer Lea Michele was spotted preparing for her performance as the parade begins

Broadway singer Lea Michele was spotted preparing for her performance as the parade begins

Among the newest balloons hitting the skies will be popular Grogu from the Star Wars franchise

Among the newest balloons hitting the skies will be popular Grogu from the Star Wars franchise

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