Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021: Start time, how to watch and stream without cable

Thursday is the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Look at the lineup below, and where to see it.

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On Thursday, November 25, Thanksgiving Day, Macy’s will begin the 95th Thanksgiving Day parade. We’ll tell you when to tune in and where to stream and watch the show. There will be many celebrity shows and performances (we’ll also tell you who’s there below), the usual marching bands and dazzling floats.

This year, the show will resume normal activities that were sidelined last year due to the COVID lockdowns. For example, spectators will be allowed to view the parade in person, which is taking place along a 2.5-mile road through Manhattan.

Here’s when Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade begins, and who’s showing up anywhere you can stream at home without cable. (And here’s where you can sign up Hot Black Friday Deals On Thanksgiving Day.)


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When does Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade start?

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 25 and runs until 12 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on NBC at 9 a.m. in all time zones.

How to Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The show will air on NBC, so you can watch it on any streaming service that offers that channel. Here are some options. Note that many of them come with a free trial if you haven’t subscribed before.

Who Will Perform at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2021?

Here are among the many performers of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade who will make special appearances on the gigs.

  • Carrie Underwood
  • John Baptiste
  • Sesame Street (Cast & The Muppets)
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  • Andy Grammer
  • Foreigner
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Jimmy Allen
  • Kristen Chenoweth
  • Nelly
  • Rob Thomas
  • Chris Lynn
  • Girls5eva (Yes, From the TV show)

Other performers include Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, Josh Dela Cruz, Steve Burns, Donovan Patton, Kim Petras, Mickey Gayton, Ty Verdis, Torren Wells and Zoe Weisz.


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