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How to Watch the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Log in to NBC with your TV provider and watch the parade live online Thursday

What to Know

  • Watch the parade live on NBC at 9 a.m. Thursday in all time zones
  • Special musical guests will include Celine Dion, Idina Menzel and Lea Michele
  • Watch for a performance by the Radio City Rockettes and new balloons of Astronaut Snoopy, SpongeBob SquarePants and Smokey Bear

Big balloons, colorful floats and famous stars are filling the streets of New York City Thursday for the 93nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Hosted on the national holiday by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker, the three-hour event will air at 9 a.m. Thursday and run until noon. NBC will also show an encore presentation at 2:00 p.m.

WATCH ONLINE:

Watch the parade live on your browser by clicking here, or tapping the "Live TV" button on your mobile app, and logging in with your TV provider. 

Special musical guests are expected to include Celine Dion, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele and performances from Broadway’s "Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations," "Beetlejuice," "Hadestown" and "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical."

Also watch for an expected performance by the Radio City Rockettes, as well as appearances from beloved balloons like Pikachu, Elf on the Shelf, Pillsbury Doughboy, Olaf, Trolls, as wells as new balloons which include Astronaut Snoopy, SpongeBob SquarePants and Smokey Bear.

WATCH IN PERSON:

You're going to have to camping out on the west side of Central Park West from West 75th Street to West 79th Street starting at 6 a.m.

The official parade kicks off at West 77th Street and Central Park West but there's limited to no public viewing here.

The parade journeys down from Central Park West to Columbus Circle, turning onto Central Park South, where viewing access is still denied to the public.

Floats will then roll down West 59th Street until it reaches Sixth Avenue, where it will head south to West 38th Street. This stretch features some of the last quality viewing spots, as the parade comes to an end in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

Click here for the full route.

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