How To Watch The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


It’s Thanksgiving Day. It’s a day to:

  • Be thankful (duh)
  • Eat a ton of food that you only get to one day a year
  • Watch football
  • Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been around since 1924 and it’s just as much as a tradition as avoiding politics at the dinner table. The parade is held in Manhattan every year at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. It has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.

Many people would say it’s the most well known parade of the year. It features dozens of recognizable balloons, amazing marching bands, high-flying cheerleaders, and stunning celebrities. The most notable celebrity being Santa Claus. An estimated 3.5 million people will line the streets to watch in person while 50 million tune into the broadcast. If you are a cord cutter who’s into keeping traditions, here’s a quick, quick, rundown of different ways to stream the parade.



Since the event is being broadcast on NBC you can stream it live using the following services.

Many of these services offer a free trial period so you can feel it out and see if it’s for you.