Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and while many people are running off to catch a plane or train or figure out the least enraging way onto I-95, 3.5 million people will be lining the streets of Manhattan to watch the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow.

This year, Macy's says the parade features "17 giant character balloons; 24 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles, and trycaloons; 27 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands; a host of celebrity performers; and of course, the one-and-only Santa Claus." (You can see the balloons being inflated today on the Upper West Side!)

The parade, which begins at 9 a.m., starts its route at Central Park West and 77th Street and goes down CPW. It travels across Central Park South, then parade heads down 6th Avenue, and then across 34th Street to Macy's.

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Sesame Street, Peanuts and Cirque du Soleil are among the floats, and the line-up of performers Mariah Carey, Questlove, Train, Panic! at the Disco, Jennifer Nettles, Rachel Platten, Trey Songz, Pat Benatar, and many more. There big finale, as it is every year, is Santa Claus.

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The parade is also broadcast live on NBC, in case you want to avoid these street closures on Thursday:

Formation for the parade will begin at 8 a.m. at the following locations: -West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue -West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue -Central Park West between West 77th and 86th Streets The parade will begin at 9 a.m. from Central Park West and 77th Street and proceed on the following route: -South on Central Park West to Columbus Circle -South through E/S Columbus Circle to 59th Street -East on 59th Street to 6th Avenue -South on 6th Avenue to 34th Street -West on 34th Street to 7th Avenue - (dispersal area) Additional closures are as follows: -Broadway between West 34th Street and West 38th Street - Midnight to 1 p.m. -6th Avenue between West 23rd Street and West 42nd Street - 2 a.m. to 1 p.m. -7th Avenue from West 34th Street and West 42nd Street - 2 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -34th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue - 10 p.m. (Wed) to 5 p.m. -59th Street E/B between 7th Avenue and Central Park West - Midnight to 2 p.m. -59th Street W/B between 5th Avenue and Central Park West - 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. -35th Street between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue - 2 a.m. to 4 p.m. -36th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue - 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. -37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue - 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. -38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue - 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. -8th Avenue between 34th Street and 40th Street - 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -Broadway between 38th Street and 59th Street - 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -33rd Street between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. -39th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. -40th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. -49th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. -50th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. -Central Park 65th Street/66th Street Transverse Roads 7 a.m. until conclusion Please note: From 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access: -6th Avenue between West 43rd and West 59th Street -8th Avenue between West 57th Street and West 59th Street -Broadway between 49th Street and 57th Street -42nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue -57th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue