How to watch the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC

From Cher to giant balloons and clown crews, here’s how to watch the 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade live at home

The Tom Turkey float moves down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York
AP Photo/Jeenah Moon

Sometimes all you want to do on Thanksgiving is tune into the festivities from the comfort of your home.

In addition to streaming the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, watch one of the biggest Thanksgiving celebrations in the country: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Expect to see 25 giant balloons, 31 floats, celebrity stars, dancers and more make their way through the 2.5-mile route throughout the streets of New York City on a three-and-a-half-hour procession.

Big names this year include Cher, American rock band Chicago, K-pop group Enhypen and A Capella group Pentatonix. There will also be 29 clown crews and a variety of performance groups such as Cornell Bhangra and The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, organizers said.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is celebrating its 97th year gathering visitors from all around the world and featuring over 6,500 participants marching on the route.

What time does the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade start?

NBC will broadcast the celebration live starting 7:30 a.m. CT. Viewers can also stream it live on Peacock, or tune into the Countdown to Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. CT. Viewers will be able to see the celebration broadcasted from multiple angles along the parade route.

If I miss the parade live, will it re-air?

An encore airing of the parade will run at 1 p.m. on NBC (following the National Dog Show).

What balloons will be in the parade this year?

Among the balloons this year will be: Beagle Scout Snoopy; Kung Fu Panda's Po; the Pillsbury Doughboy; Chase from Paw Patrol; Pikachu and Eevee; SpongeBob Squarepants; Stuart The Minion; and Ronald McDonald.

Seven new featured balloons will make their debut in 2023.

Balloons were first introduced in 1927 in the parade, according to Macy's.

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