It serves as the official kickoff of the holiday season, and this year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will pull out all the stops and be one of its biggest celebrations yet, as the parade celebrates not only the holiday season, but it's 90th birthday as well.

According to a press release, the special 90th edition of the parade, which will once again be televised on NBC from 9 a.m. until noon on Thanksgiving Day, will feature 16 giant character balloons, 27 novelty/ornament balloons, ballonicloe and trycaloons, 26 floats, 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers, more than 1,000 clowns and 16 marching bands and performance groups.

The official lineup will include:

Balloons/Novelty Balloons/Balloonicles/Trycaloons: The highly anticipated returns and debuts of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Abrams Books, Trolls by Dreamworks Animation, Charlie Brown by Peanuts Worldwide, and Felix the Cat by Dreamworks Animation, plus: The Aflac Duck; Angry Birds' Red; Arrtle The Pirate; Charlie, Kit and C.J. Holiday Elves; Dino; Elf on a Shelf; Happy Dragon; Happy Hippo, Harold the Fireman; Harold the Policeman; Hello Kitty; Ice Age's Scrat and his Acorn;Macy's Red Believe Stars; Macy's Yellow Stars; Nutcracker and Mouse King; Paddington; Pikachu; Pillsbury Doughboy; Red Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger; Ronald McDonald; Skylanders Eruptor; Spongebob Squarepants; Thomas the Tank Engine; Tough Guy and Bulldog; Trixie the Dog and Wiggleworm

Floats: New floats including 'Oh Christmas Tree" by Balsam Hill, 'Tha Aloha Spirit' by King's Hawaiian, 'Fun House' by Krazy Glue, and 'Building a Better World' by Girl Scouts of America, plus: 1-2-3 Sesame Street; At The Ball Game; Big Apple; China's Chengdu-Home of the Giant Panda ; Colonel's Road Trip to NYC; Cranberry Cooperative; Discover Adventure; Free to Play; Frozen Fall Fun; Girl-Powered Spinning Machine; Heartwarming Holiday Countdown; It's All Rock and Roll; Liberty's Torch; McDonalds Big Red Shoe Car; Mount Rushmore's American Pride; On the Roll Again; Planters Nutmobile; Rocking Horse; Rocking Lobster; Santa's Sleigh; Stirrin' Up Sweet Sensations; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Tom The Turkey; Treasure Hunt

Performers, Guest Appearances and Performance Groups: Aloe Blaac, Ben Rector, Brett Eldredge, Chloe and Halle, Claressa Shields, Daya, De La Soul, Diamante Electrico, Easton Corbin, Fitz and the Tantrums, Gianfranco Iannotta, Grace Vanderwaal, Hannah McFadden, Jacob Whitesides, Johnnyswim, Kelsea Ballerini, Kilgore Rangerettes, Laurie Hernandez, Lunchmoney Lewis, Maddie and Tae, Michelle Carter, Mikey Brannigan, National Dance Institute, Regina Spektor, Sarah McLachlan, Sayat Nova, Spirit of America Cheer, Spirit of America Dance, Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, Tatyana McFadden, The Muppets, Timeflies, and Tony Bennett

Marching Bands: Cary Senior High School Marching Band (Cary, N.C.), Greendale High School Marching Band (Greendale, Wis.), Harrison High School Marching Band (Kennesaw, GA.), Hendrickson Hawk Band (Hendrickson Hish School, Pflugerville Texas), Macy's Great American Marching Band, Marching Eagles (Grain Valley High School, Grain Valley, Mo.), Na Koa Ali'I Hawai'I All-State Marching Band, NYPD Marching Band, Pride of West Virginia-The Mountaineer Marching Band (Morgantown W. Va.), Prospect Marching Knights (Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, Ill.), U.S. Military Academy Band (West Point, N.Y,.) and Wolfpack Marching Band (Joe E. Newsome High School, Lithia, Fla.)

Clowns: 90th Parade Clowns, Baseball All-Stars, Birthday Party Clowns, Breakfast Clowns with Egg Trike, Circus Clowns, CLown U Kazoo Band, Corny-Copia Clowns, Funny Farm Clowns, Funny Fire Brigade with Fire Truck, Half-Baked Holiday Clowns, Hi-Roller Skating Clowns, Holiday Clowns, Holiday Hoedown Clowns, Jester Clowns, Keystone Cops and Robbers, Malt Shop Clowns, Nutty Crackers Ballet and Sugar Plump Fairies, Nutty Professor Einsteins and Wacky Graduates, NYC Tourist Clowns, Patriotic Clowns, Pool Hall Clowns, Pop Flower Clowns, Pre-K Clowns, Queen of Hearts, Racing Rabbits, Rag Doll Clowns, Santa's Toy Box Clowns, Silly Sailors Clowns, Silly Seaside Clowns and Bathing Beauties, Sleepy Clowns, Springtime Clowns and Gnomes, Turkey Tech Football Players and Fans and Viking Clowns

Though not mentioned in the press release, the parade will also feature performances in Herald Square by The Radio City Rockettes, as well as the casts of the Broadway Musical Revival of Cats, and the casts of Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical, Paramour and Waitress, as well as a sneak preview performance from NBC's Hairspray Live!.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at 77th and Central Park West and then make it's way to Herald Square at 34th and 7th. It will be broadcast live on NBC.