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How to Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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How to Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The traditional 2.5-mile route will not be a part of this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

Apart from the traditional Thanksgiving dishes like turkey, stuffing, and pie, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is also an integral part of the holiday. As the parade commences on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the vibrant balloons take flight, including classic favorites like Snoopy and newer additions like Leo the Lizard. The legendary Cher, who recently released her first Christmas album, will grace the parade with her voice. Joining her are artists such as Jon Batiste, Bell Biv DeVoe, Brandy, Jessie James Decker, Pentatonix, and Miss America 2023 Grace Stanke.

But the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is not just about what happens in the sky; it’s a vibrant celebration on the streets as well.

How to Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Over two dozen floats, featuring designs and themes, make their way through the parade route. These magnificent floats, interspersed with marching bands from across the country, create an atmosphere of joy and excitement. As the parade reaches its grand finale in front of Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street, spectators anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. With his appearance, the holiday spirit truly comes alive, marking the official start of the festive season. However, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, now in its 97th year, continues to enchant audiences with its tradition and innovation.

How to Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
How to Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

FAQs

What is the route of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The parade starts at 77th Street and Central Park West, and travels down to Macy’s Herald Square on 34th Street.

Who are some of the celebrities performing in the parade?

The parade features performances by Cher, Jon Batiste, Bell Biv DeVoe, Brandy, Jessie James Decker, Pentatonix, and Miss America 2023 Grace Stanke. Casts from various Broadway shows also participate.

Are there any new balloons debuting this year?

Yes, this year’s parade introduces new balloons, including Leo the lizard from a Netflix film, as well as a special 50th-anniversary Beagle Scout Snoopy balloon.

How long has the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade been taking place?

The parade has been held since 1924, and this year marks its 97th edition.

Where can I watch the parade?

The parade is broadcast on NBC and hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker from “Today.”

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