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 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Read how to online below)

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.

This year is the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and we’re looking forward to seeing all the new balloons, floats and performances.

Here are some of the new Thanksgiving Parade balloons for 2019:

  • Astronaut Snoopy by Peanuts Wordwide
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Netflix
  • SpongeBob SquarePants and Gary from Nickelodeon

Some of the balloons that are returning from previous parades are:

  • Diary of A Wimpy Kid
  • DINO
  • The Elf on the Shelf
  • Goku
  • Illumination Presents Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  • Jett by Super Wings
  • Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen 2”
  • Chase from PAW Patrol
  • Pikachu
  • Pillsbury Doughboy
  • Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Trolls
  • Aflac Duck
  • Baby DINOs
  • Go Bowling balloonicles
  • The Nutcracker

New Floats to Watch for 2019

  • Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues & You! (Josh Dela Cruz)
  • The Brick-changer by The Lego Group (NCT 127)
  • Home Sweet Home by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® (Tenille Townes)
  • Rexy in the City by COACH® (Billy Porter)
  • Toy House of Marvelous Milestones by New York Life (Kelly Rowland)

You can see the full list of returning floats, marching bands and performances on Macy’s website there is full list of everything happening during the parade.

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.