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The Shrek balloon floats down Broadway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Nov. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
AP Photo/Jeff Christensen
This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will have some big names to go along with the big balloons.

Macy's on Tuesday announced the list of celebrity performers for the event later this month. It includes Kanye West, Jessica Simpson, Gladys Knight and Arlo Guthrie.

The 84th parade will also feature some new balloons including Kung-Fu Panda and the Kool-Aid Man.

Other celebrities taking part include India Arie, Big Time Rush, and the casts of several Broadway shows.