How to Watch or Stream Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2021

The unofficial start of the holiday season, also known as Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade , is back in full force this year. After a crowd-less 2020 in 2020, thousands of parade participants are expected to line up on the streets of Manhattan on Thursday, November 25, while millions more will be tuned in from across the country to watch the celebration from their sofas.

Personally, my new favorite Thanksgiving tradition (which is about to last six years) is the annual reunion of Jamal Hinton and his “Thanksgiving grandmother.” To stick to a classic Thanksgiving routine, here’s everything you need to know to tune in for Macy’s 95th Annual Thanksgiving Parade.

What to expect from Macy’s 95th Annual Thanksgiving Parade

After all that 2020 has taken away from us, Macy’s Thanksgiving 2021 Parade is gearing up to be a celebration. The three-hour broadcast will be hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker. There is a long list of celebrities including Kim Petras, Christine Chenoweth, Nelly, Carrie Underwood and many more. (There will apparently also be over 800 clowns , which I was told is a selling point, not a deterrent.)

Newcomers Ada Twist from Netflix’s Ada Twist , Scientist and Grogu from Star Wars and The Mandalorian have been added to the list of 15 giant balloons and 28 floats . That’s right – get ready to witness the greatness of the giant flying Baby Yoda.

Visit the official Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade website for easy access to this year’s itinerary, safety information, and general parade 101.

When to Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Macy’s 95th Thanksgiving Parade will air from 9 am to noon ET on Thursday, November 25. If you’re busy in the kitchen in the morning, don’t worry – the parade will be rebroadcast from 2 pm to 5 pm.

For Hispanic viewers, the event will be televised on Telemundo simultaneously with hosts Ana Jurca and Carlos Adian, as well as Freddie Lomeli, who will be reporting from Sixth Avenue.

Where to watch the Macy ‘s Thanksgiving Parade on TV

If you have cable TV, you can watch the live broadcast on NBC, which is the official broadcaster of the parade. CBS will also air the parade on its network.

How to Broadcast Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

There are several ways to broadcast the parade. You can stream the parade live on the NBC website or the NBC app , but you’ll need a TV provider and login to access. This year’s parade will also air on NBCUniversal’s new Peacock streaming service.

You can also use the CBS Paramount + streaming service to watch your local CBS channel, although you’ll need a premium subscription.

Another Glamor hack is to sign up for a free trial of services like Hulu + Live TV , which add live streaming functionality to your Hulu account. You can get a seven-day free trial of Hulu + Live before it starts charging you for the service. Likewise, YouTube TV provides a free trial for new subscribers (so if you’ve made this last Thanksgiving, someone new should offer their registration information). Be sure to set a reminder to cancel free trials before they start reminding you on your bank statement.

Last year, NBC partnered with Verizon to provide a free stream of the parade on YouTube . NBC hasn’t confirmed if this will happen again in 2021, so stay tuned if this option becomes available.

What to do after Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Here’s how to actually enjoy Thanksgiving, even if you’re cooking yourself . Oh, and don’t forget one thing you should never do when carving a turkey . Enjoy.


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