The iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is back for its 95th anniversary! This massive spectacle has stood the test of time, and even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade still occurred in 2020 with an altered route and no in-person viewing. This year, we can expect to see the event return to some “normalcy,” although some restrictions will be in place to keep everyone safe.
The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off on the lower half of Central Park and travel downtown in Manhattan, before making its final stop in front of Macy’s Herald Square. Although some stops will not allow in-person viewing, locations such as the stretch from West 75th Street to West 61st Street will allow excited viewers to watch the parade flow through the city.
Despite the fact that this year’s parade will allow some lucky individuals to watch up close, we understand that many people would prefer to enjoy the event from their comfort of their home. No worries! The parade will be available to stream on cable TV as well as a few of our favorite streaming services. Here is everything you need to know about the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and how to watch it.
WHEN IS THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE? WHAT TIME WILL THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE BE ON?
The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9 A.M/E.T on November 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving!). The event will air live on NBC from 9 A.M to 12 P.M/E.T. The parade will be simulcast in Spanish by NBC Telemundo. If you happen to miss the parade, no worries! NBC will air an encore of the parade from 2 P.M to 5 P.M/E.T.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON?
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air nationwide on NBC and NBC Telemundo for Spanish speaking viewers! Hosting the broadcast of the event this year will be Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker from The Today Show. Ana Jurka and Carlos Adyan from En Casa con Telemundo’s will be hosting the Spanish language simulcast.
WHO IS PERFORMING AT THE 2021 MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE?
The lineup this year is stacked. NBC has announced performances by the following people (subject to change):
Jimmie Allen, Jon Batiste, K-pop group aespa , Kristen Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, Foreigner, The cast of Peakcoks Girls5eva,Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Chris Lane, Miss America Camille Schrier, Sesame Street cast, Nelly, Kim Petras, Kelly Rowland, Zoe Wees, Tauren Wells and The Rockettes! Carrie Underwood is also set to perform her new album My Gift.
HOW CAN I LIVE STREAM THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE?
If you have a valid cable log in, you can live stream the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC’s website or on the NBC app.
CAN I LIVE STREAM THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE WITH TV SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES?
Yep! Cable cutters pay close attention. The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be available to live stream for those with a valid subscription to Hulu+ Live TV, Youtube TV, fuboTV, slingTV, AT&T TV NOW and for the first time ever, Peacock!