Hollywood loves to celebrate Thanksgiving with their social media followers, and 2023 was no different.
On Thursday stars took to Instagram to post about how they were preparing for Turkey Day inside their mega-mansions with loved ones nearby.
Some are busy in the kitchen putting the turkey in the oven or decorating that apple pie just so or showing off their autumnal décor or mixing drinks.
Happy Thanksgiving from me to you: Here is a look at what the A list of Tinseltown – including Jennifer Lopez – are up to in the last big holiday before Christmas
Farm girl: Jennifer Garner, who runs Once Upon A Farm, was seen looking at vegetables
Service: Garner gave back prior to Thanksgiving as she volunteered in the California town Alpaugh the week before
Nice photo: Mark Wahlberg shared a still life image with pumpkins and sunflowers as he wrote, ‘Happy Thanksgiving! What are you most grateful for this year?’
A strange way to celebrate Thanksgiving: Mark then showed off his toned body as he went for a cold plunge bath
It is one of the biggest holidays of the year with almost 300 million Americans dining on a turkey dinner with all the fixings like mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts.
Lopez was seen making a Berry punch with her brand Delola.
Earlier this month she shared what the holidays will be like with Ben and the kids.
‘I’ve always loved the holidays since I was a little girl, but I’ve really embraced them since I’ve had kids,’ said the former Fly Girl this week.
‘The baking cookies, decorations, dressing up, festive music, giving gifts, seriously I can’t get enough of it. But I love to spend the quality time with family for sure.’
Gisele Bundchen was seen praying as she wrote in her caption, ‘Each day, we have a new opportunity to improve ourselves, learn new things, feel love, and choose to be in a state of gratitude. These are some of the gifts of living your best life!
‘Life is the most precious gift. Be sure to embrace all the moments with your family, friends, and everyone around you. Life becomes fuller when you enjoy it with your loved ones. I am very grateful to everyone who is a part of my life and for all the time we share. Thank you to every person here who takes the time to send a positive message or simply a heart emoji. I hope everyone has an amazing, love-filled Thanksgiving. ❤️’
Kylie Jenner was seen holding her two children, Stormi and Aire, whom she shares with ex, Travis Scott, and said they were her everything.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos were with friends the day before Thanksgiving, including Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Chopra’s manager Anjula Acharia shared a selfie of her, Chopra, Ripa, Consuelos in New York City.
Happy mommy: Kylie Jenner was seen holding her two children, Stormi and Aire, whom she shares with ex, Travis Scott, and said they were her ‘everything’
Yum: Jenner gave her hundreds of millions of followers a glimpse at her food preparation
Memories: Kylie shared a throwback photo from a fan account that featured her and her five siblings
Allison Holker appeared on Instagram with her kids nearly one year after her late husband Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss took his life with a single gunshot wound.
The professional dancer grinned while dressed in an oatmeal-colored turtleneck sweater as she held her youngest child on her lap.
She wrote in the caption, ‘HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Hosting Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite things to do.’
Interacting with her 3.8 million followers, she continued, ‘I love bringing loved ones together to celebrate love, joy and our gratitude for life and the beautiful relationships we all have.
‘My heart was beaming so bright last night from being able to squeeze my friends so tightly … we shared in memories … in smiles and so much laughter.’
The mom-of-three added, ‘A night I will treasure for ever! GOOD FOOD-CONVERSATIONS- HUNGRY HIPPOS- SPOONS- SCAVENGER HUNTS- TALENT SHOW- CATCH PHRASE – core memories activated!!’
Checking in: Allison Holker appeared on Instagram with her kids nearly one year after her late husband Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss took his life with a single gunshot wound
Special moments: Holker posed with a group of friends she was hosting at her home for the holiday
Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t cook! The GOOP founder said she was not behind this meal
Diet minded: She also had cucumbers, carrots, cheese and apricot on a wood plate
Thanks for this: Reese Witherspoon was showing off her holiday collection for Draper James, ‘Happy Thanksgiving y’all’
Pray time: Gisele Bundchen was seen praying as she wrote in her caption, ‘Each day, we have a new opportunity to improve ourselves, learn new things, feel love, and choose to be in a state of gratitude. These are some of the gifts of living your best life!’
He does have a sense of humor Arnold Schwarzenegger shared this throwback photo with Wolfgang Puck and Milton Berle
‘We had such a warm and wonderful night hosting our girl @priyankachopra being in town with friends and family ♥️,’ Acharia wrote in the caption.
Also there were Huma Abedin, Kal Penn, Sarita Choudhury, Jay Sean, Thara Natalie and Furhan Ahmad. Ripa re-shared the photo with the comment, ‘Squad Goals.’
Younger actress Hilary Duff was baking an apple pie with her son Luca at home in Los Angeles.
Paris Hilton’s younger sister Nicky Hilton was helping prepare meals this week.
‘Always a fun time volunteering in the kitchen at @godslovenyc during the holiday season. We baked, boxed + labeled pumpkin pie for the record 15,000 feasts that will be delivered this Thanksgiving!
‘$20 funds a holiday meal for a seriously ill New Yorker and their loved one. If you would like to donate please click the link in my bio.’
No Joe Manganiello here! Sofia Vergara was with family at a shopping mall
Friendsgiving: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos were with friends the day before Thanksgiving, including Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Nicky Hilton was helping prepare meals. ‘Always a fun time volunteering in the kitchen at @godslovenyc during the holiday season. We baked, boxed + labeled pumpkin pie for the record 15,000 feasts that will be delivered this Thanksgiving!’
‘$20 funds a holiday meal for a seriously ill New Yorker and their loved one. If you would like to donate please click the link in my bio’
Wonderful: Kathy Hilton appeared online as she put the finishing touches on her Thanksgiving Day table
Precious: Brooke Shields was a proud mom as she expressed gratitude to have her daughters with her and her husband in London
Starting early: Tom Sandoval dropped in via Instagram Stories to share his Thanksgiving brunch with his followers
She is good in the kitchen: Nicky Hilton also basked these rice krispie treats with Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and candy corn
Emily Ratajkowski spent the holiday with her little boy Sylvester, who she affectionately refers to as Sly.
The supermodel and High/Low with Emrata podcast host took to her Instagram Stories to show her little one enjoying the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a friend.
And she also uploaded a selfie featuring her and her only child, who she shares with ex-husband Sebastian Bear-McClard.
In the picture, the duo rode in the backseat of a car as the sunlight poured in and highlighted her blonde-haired, blue-eyed son.
Sly sucked on his thumb while cuddled in his mom’s lap as she donned round eyeglasses while her straight, brunette locks fell around her.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel posted to his Instagram account, where he entertains 2.8 million followers.
The late night talk show host smiled while holding two cooked turkey legs and he wrote in the caption, ‘It’s twins! Happy Thanksgiving from our crazy family to yours.’
Too cute: Emily Ratajkowski spent the holiday with her little boy Sylvester, who she affectionately refers to as Sly
Great seats: The supermodel and High/Low with Emrata podcast host took to her Instagram Stories to show her little one enjoying the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a friend
Delicious: Jimmy Kimmel posted to his Instagram account, where he entertains 2.8 million followers
Rumer Willis beamed in a family photo with beau Derek Richard Thomas as she simply wrote in the caption that she’s ‘thankful.’
In one photo she showed her seven-month-old daughter Louetta’s back as she sat contently in front of a cozy fort made at home.
The group shot showed Thomas, who’s a musician, with his arms wrapped around Rumer, who flashed a megawatt smile.
The Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood star’s blonde ringlets flowed over her shoulder as she wore them in a side part.
She wore a fuzzy mint green sweater as she held her baby girl in an ivory carrier secured on the front of her person.
Family-of-three: Rumer Willis beamed in a family photo with beau Derek Richard Thomas as she simply wrote in the caption that she’s ‘thankful’
Baby love: In one photo she showed her seven-month-old daughter Louetta’s back as she sat contently in front of a cozy fort made at home
Jon Bon Jovi was doing charity.
‘Grateful for everyone who helps further our mission everyday at @jbjsoulkitchen and at events like our annual Chili Cookoff.
‘Stop in if you’re in town and help pay a meal forward,’ the rocker said.
Alexandra Daddario wore a red turtleneck sweater and a denim apron as she helped Feeding America.
‘Food brings people together. This holiday season, help families facing hunger bring meals home. My family and I joined @feedingamerica and @uocnyc to help package meals for local community members to enjoy ahead of the holidays. Join the movement to help end hunger at feedingamerica.org/holiday!’
There is also the tradition of watching the famed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade from New York City.
About 3 million people are expected to attend the 97th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan as the weather warms up and skies are clear.
Cher, Jessie James Decker, Ashley Park, Katharine McPhee and David Foster will all be there.
Dwayne Johnson – aka The Rock – wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving while on a hike
Jon Bon Jovi was doing charity. ‘Grateful for everyone who helps further our mission everyday at @jbjsoulkitchen and at events like our annual Chili Cookoff. Stop in if you’re in town and help pay a meal forward,’ the rocker said
Alexandra Daddario wore a red turtleneck sweater and a denim apron as she helped Feeding America. ‘Food brings people together. This holiday season, help families facing hunger bring meals home. My family and I joined @feedingamerica and @uocnyc to help package meals for local community members to enjoy ahead of the holidays. Join the movement to help end hunger at feedingamerica.org/holiday!’
Paris Hilton said she was grateful for her family as she posed with husband Carter Reum, sister Nicky Hilton and both her brothers
For the first time in its long history, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin 30 minutes early in New York and on the official national broadcast.
Showcasing an exciting lineup of featured character balloons, magical floats, the finest marching bands from across the country, dynamic performance groups, imaginative clowns, the nation’s biggest musical talents and the one-and-only Santa Claus, this is the nation’s premiere Thanksgiving celebration.
‘For nearly 100 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been synonymous with the beginning of the holiday season, celebration and togetherness,’ said Will Coss, Executive Producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
‘Our talented team of Macy’s Studios artisans and production specialists work year-round to deliver the nation’s most beloved holiday event, live on Thanksgiving morning. We are proud to hold this responsibility and look forward to sharing our unbelievable designs, larger-than-life character balloons and first-class entertainment, all sure to create lifelong memories for Parade fans nationwide.’
The 97th Macy’s Parade lineup will include 5,000 volunteers, 16 featured character balloons, 26 fantastic floats, 32 heritage and novelty balloons, more than 700 clowns, 12 marching bands and nine performance groups.
Boss lady: Jessica Simpson posed with her team as she wished her fans a Happy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving fun: Kelly Clarkson got tips from Martha Stewart on her talk show
Kaley Cuoco from Flight Attendant wore blue as she posed with her baby; she said her child uttered, ‘Mama’
Younger actress Hilary Duff was baking an apple pie with her son Luca at home in Los Angeles
(L-R) Denise Richards, Nick Cannon and Mayra Veronica attend Los Angeles Mission’s Celebrity Thanksgiving at Los Angeles Mission on Wednesday in Los Angeles
Brooke Burke had a Friendsgiving on Wednesday with her pals in Malibu
The workout expert served raw vegetables in a bowl
The menu included roasted chicken and apple cake
Pretty: Katherine Schwarzenegger showed off a printed navy blue and white dress as she told friends she was ‘Thanksgiving dinner ready’
Joining these Macy’s Parade fixtures are some of the biggest stars in music, all welcoming in Santa Claus and the holidays.
Stars on 34th Street The Macy’s Parade is an all-star celebration, hosting iconic performers. For the 97th Macy’s Parade, the legendary star of music, film, stage and television, Cher, will perform a new holiday hit and kick off the season at 34th Street.
The broadcast will begin at 8:30 A.M., featuring a showstopping performance by Jon Batiste. Throughout the streets of New York City and on-board Macy’s signature floating stages will be exhilarating performances from artists including Bell Biv DeVoe; Brandy; Chicago; En Vogue; ENHYPEN; David Foster and Katharine McPhee; Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors; Jessie James Decker; Ashley Park with the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street; Pentatonix; Paul Russell; Amanda Shaw and Alex Smith; and Manuel Turizo.
U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist Jordan Chiles (Gymnastics), U.S. Paralympian Ezra Frech (Track and Field), U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist Jessica Long (Swimming) and Miss America 2023 Grace Stanke will also join the festivities.
Taking flight on Thanksgiving will be the Parade’s signature character balloons. Since their introduction in 1927, these larger-than-life balloons showcase some of the world’s most beloved and iconic characters.
This year, seven new featured balloons will debut, including Beagle Scout Snoopy by Peanuts Worldwide; Blue Cat & Chugs by Cool Cats, a digitally native character; Kung Fu Panda’s Po by Universal Pictures’ Dreamworks Animation; Leo by Netflix, Inc.; Monkey D. Luffy by Toei Animation Inc.; Pillsbury Doughboy by Pillsbury; and Uncle Dan by Illumination.
Sean Stewart, far left, shared a photo with his rock star dad Rod Stewart
Cooking up: Ashley Greene looked adorable as she filmed herself in a kitchen with an apron on
Excitement: Greene joked that her loved ones were excited about the pending football game while her friend Joseph was only looking forward to Dolly Parton’s appearance at the Cowboys game
Good people: Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and their kids were volunteering for Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday
To you all! On Thursday Legend shared this image adding he is ‘so grateful’ for his family
Couple: Gwen Stefani and husband Blake Shelton made a great team as they handled turkey duty together
Equipment: The music artists used a red crock pot in video clips uploaded to Instagram by Stefani
Her pride and joy: Emma Roberts said she was grateful for her child Rhodes Robert Hedlund, whom she shared with ex-boyfriend Garrett Hedlund
The floating stages, along with their scheduled performers, include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem by Nickelodeon & Paramount (Bell Biv DeVoe); Palace of Sweets by Brach’s® (Brandy); Igniting Memories by Solo Stove(Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors); and The Deliciously Delectable World of Wonka by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Returning floats and respective scheduled performers include 1-2-3 Sesame Street by Sesame Workshop (the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street® & Ashley Park); Big City Cheer! by Spirit Of America Productions (Miss America 2023 Grace Stanke); Big Turkey Spectacular by Jennie-O (Paul Russell); Birds Of A Feather Stream Together by Peacock® (with an appearance by U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist Jordan Chiles and U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist Jessica Long); The Brick-Changer by The LEGO Group (Manuel Turizo).
There was also Camp Snoopy by Peanuts Worldwide; Celebration Gator by Louisiana Office of Tourism (Alex Smith & Amanda Shaw); Colossal Wave Of Wonder by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions (En Vogue); Deck The Halls by Balsam Hill® (Jessie James Decker); Elf Pets® by The Lumistella Company; Fantasy Chocolate Factory by Kinder (Pentatonix);
David Foster and his wife Katharine McPhee were on the Hallmark Channel float
Jessie James Decker with husband Eric Decker and their kids Vivianne Rose, Eric Thomas and Forrest Bradley
Brandy wore a pink power suit with a fuzzy coat and gloves
Beagle scout Snoopy balloon flies on the day of the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York City
Al Roker on TODAY Show, November 23, 2023
The 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off from its traditional starting line at 77th Street and Central Park West at 8:30 A.M. The procession will march down its signature 2.5-mile route taking it from Central Park West to Columbus Circle, turning onto Central Park South and then marching down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s iconic Herald Square flagship.
Public viewing will be set up along designated portions of the route and managed by the NYPD. Spectators should avoid bringing large bags, umbrellas, backpacks, and strollers. The public entering viewing streets may be subject to a security search. For additional viewing information, please visit macys.com/parade.
A National Celebration Last year’s ‘Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’ was the most-watched entertainment program of the 2022-23 season as it brings the nation together like no other broadcast. Parade fans nationwide can watch the official telecast on NBC and simulcast on Peacock, from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., in all time zones. The network will air an encore telecast at 2:00 P.M. ET/PT. New for 2023 will be several additional cameras along the route, giving viewers new Parade vantage points never seen before. ‘TODAY’s’ Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will join as hosts of the Emmy®-Award winning celebration. The Spanish language simulcast on Telemundo will be hosted by the network’s daytime personalities, Carlos Adyan and Andrea Meza.