Thanksgiving is typically a day filled with feelings of warmth and joy, but it seems as though Mother Nature had other plans. This year’s Turkey Day saw record-low temperatures in New York — 19 degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest since 1901 — and the chilliest Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since the tradition started in 1927.
But the bone-chilling cold didn’t stop the number of celebrities, like Tracee Ellis Ross, Rita Ora (who performed at the parade) and Ashlee Simpson, or the hundreds of thousands of paradegoers, from participating in the festivities. It also didn’t deter Nicki Minaj from embracing the giving spirit of the holiday. The pop star returned to her former home borough of Queens to take selfies with fans and to hand out hundreds of turkeys with help from the NYPD.
Scroll through to see how the stars bundled up on Thanksgiving.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 22.
The actress was a vision in winter white at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She bundled up against the cold temps in a long belted puffer coat that she wore with cuffed wide-leg pants and Gucci’s ultrachunky Flashtrek hiker sneaker with a crystal-studded chain strap. A pair