The country singer was scheduled to sing “Happy Birthday” to Sesame Street’s Elmo.
Eva Mendes, Tommy Hilfiger and Martha Stewart were on hand for the Macy’s celebration, which was wrapping up by the time Jessica arrived with hairstylist Ken Paves in tow.
“I’m so, so sorry!” she said as she entered Gotham Hall. “[I wish] I could be God and control the weather.”
Jessica’s boyfriend, Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo, had hoped she would have missed the event all together.
“Tony was just praying [that I wouldn’t make it out]. He had planned a really romantic date in case I didn’t make it [to New York] tonight,” Jessica told People.”[But], I decided to come… I’m like, ‘Honey, I have to go.’”