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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021 - Celebrity Performers & How to Watch!

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

When is the Macy’s Thanksgiving’s Day Parade?

The parade starts at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday (November 25), and ends at 12 p.m. ET.

What channel is the parade?

It will air on NBC across all time zones on local TV stations.

Who’s hosting?

Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will lead the live event.

Who is attending and performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year?

Broadway Casts:
Moulin Rouge! The Musical

NBC’s Annie Live! cast
Girls5eva cast — Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Busy Philipps (Peacock’s float)
Muppets from Sesame Street
Blue’s Clues hosts — Steve Burns, Donovan Patton and Josh Dela Cruz (Blue’s Clues & You! by Nickelodeon’s float)

Nelly (Colossal Wave of Wonder by Kalahari Resorts & Conventions’ float)
Jordan Fisher (Magic Meets the Sea by Disney Cruise Line’s float)
Jon Batiste (Louisiana Office of Tourism’s float)
Tai Verdes (Big Turkey Spectacular from Jennie-O’s float)
Aespa (on Olay’s Her Future is STEM-Sational float)
Tauren Wells (Home Sweet Home by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s float)
Kim Petras (on Coach’s float)
Carrie Underwood
Jimmie Allen (Green Giant’s float)
Kelly Rowland (Lifetime’s Christmas in Town Square float)
Rob Thomas (Heartwarming Holiday Countdown from Hallmark Channel’s float)
Kristin Chenoweth (Deck the Halls from Balsam Hill’s float)
Darren Criss (Kinder’s Fantasy Chocolate Factory float)
Foreigner (New York Life’s float)
Andy Grammer (Entenmann’s float)
Mickey Guyton (Winning Winter Together by MassMutual and NHL’s float)
Chris Lane (Mount Rushmore’s American Prie by South Dakota Department of Tourism’s float)
Zoe Wees (The Brick-changer by The LEGO Group’s float)
Miss America Camille Schrier

The Macy’s Great American Marching Band
The Rockettes

Other marching bands include the all-female Ann Richards Marching Stars, the NYPD, and groups from high schools and universities across the U.S. will perform as well. Plus, the Big Apple Circus, Ballet Hispánico, Spirit of America Dance Stars and wandering clowns.

What new floats and balloons are being added to the parade?

Ten new balloons and floats will make their debut, including Ada from Ada Twist, Scientist, the Funko Pop!-inspired Grogu balloon, the Colossal Wave of Wonder float representing Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Pikachu and Eevee from Pokémon, the Celebration Gator float representing the Louisiana Office of Tourism, and Macy’s own Toni, the bandleader bear and Tiptoe, the reindeer.

Where can I watch in person?

The parade kicks off in Manhattan at West 77th Street and Central Park West, with only select stops having public viewing areas. The west side of Central Park West from West 7th to West 6th streets will have a spectator area available starting at 6 a.m. ET. Click here for route details.

Where can I stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

You can watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade online on streaming platforms with access to NBC with devices including the Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV or Roku.

Some services include DirectTV Stream, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV and Peacock’s Premium service, with many of them offering discounts and free trials.

Check out five new floats coming to the parade!

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