With its historic feature appearance, Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade attracted viewers’ interest.To cap off the procession and bring in the holiday season, “Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph startled observers by masquerading as Mrs. Claus and riding Santa Claus’ sleigh.
The actress first hinted at her appearance on social media, according to CBS. The post read, “The @Macys Thanksgiving Parade is starting with a surprise ending!!!” jingle bells y’all!”
Ralph is the first celebrity to appear on the final float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the first Black Mrs. Claus, according to People.
She told the outlet, “I am so honored to have been asked by Macy’s to be their first celebrity Mrs. Claus for this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! It’s such a festive and enjoyable role, bringing warmth and joy to the start of the holiday season. I get to spread love and embody the spirit of giving. The perfect role for me!”
Fans who enjoyed the parade reacted on social media after seeing the actress portray the popular Mrs. Claus character in a festive green coat.
One fan commented, “The Mrs. Claus we all deserve. We were SO EXCITED to see you!!!”