Mariah Carey is Set to Open For Santa Claus at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Mariah Carey performing at Global Citizen Festival 2022Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen

Mariah Carey is once again set to signify the start of the holidays with an exciting performance at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The unofficial “Queen of Christmas,” will be headlining the streets of Manhattan with her iconic Christmas song.


Mariah Carey Will Perform in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Carey’s presence is timeless, especially during the holiday season, since she’s probably one of the most well-known singers of the season. This year, Carey will be singing right before Santa Claus’s arrival in Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. She will be singing right before Claus’s arrival at the 34th Street Macy’s Store in Herald Square.

The singer will perform her trademark song “All I Want for Christmas is You” live during the parade. This song is going to be perfect alongside the giant balloons and colorful floats in the Manhattan based parade.

Carey announced the news in an Instagram post, expressing that her childhood dream is coming true. Although this is not the first time Carey has performed at the event, it will undoubtedly be a special day.


Carey’s performance is only one of the highlights of the festive event, Jordin Sparks, Paula Abdul, and Dionne Warwick are also some of the stars included in the musical lineup. The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on November 24 and will air live at 9 a.m. ET on NBC.

Mariah Carey’s Application to Trademark “Queen of Christmas” Has Been Denied

The singer‘s desire to trademark the moniker “Queen of Christmas” has been denied by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark would have given her the legal rights to stop others from using the title on music, and merchandise.

Carey’s name has been synonymous with the holiday season since the 1994 track has been released. She has also attempted to trademark the abbreviation “QOC,” and “Princess of Christmas,” but also failed.


A singer by the name of Elizabeth Chan has bid to become the owner of the Queen of Christmas moniker. Unfortunately for Carey, the court has sided with Chan for rights on the said title, favoring her claims that she also has ties to the “Queen of Christmas,” name.

“I feel very strongly that no one person should hold onto anything around Christmas or monopolize it in the way that Mariah seeks to in perpetuity.” Chan said. “That’s just not the right thing to do. Christmas is for everyone. It’s meant to be shared it’s not meant to be owned.”

Carey’s team has been staying silent on the matter but they have filed several motions to extend proceedings. The singer has also not commented publicly, choosing to settle the matter through legal filings.

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