Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019: Where to watch online and on TV?

NBC will air the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live starting at 9 a.m.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade 2017
The Hello Kitty balloon make its way down 6th Ave during the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 23, 2017. Reuters

Thanksgiving day means its time for the much-awaited Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 28, from 9 a.m. to noon (in all time zones).

Stars such as Billy Porter, Celine Dion, Ciara, and the Black Eyed Peas will appear, along with performances from the casts of Broadway shows like Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, Beetlejuice, Hadestown, and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

Macy's is also unveiling five new floats this year: "Blue's Clues & You!" by Nickelodeon, "The Brick-Changer" by the Lego Group, "Home Sweet Home" by Cracker Barrel, "Rexy in the City" by COACH, and "Toy House of Marvelous Milestones" by New York Life.

How can I watch the parade?

NBC will air the event live starting at 9 a.m. CBS and NBC will be broadcasting the parade via all live streaming services that offer the two channels. You can also watch the livestream on YouTube beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST.

Check out Macy's official parade route map for all the details.

The parade route includes 2.5 miles of public viewing areas. Here are some of the best viewing spots:

  • The west side of Central Park West from West 75th Street to Columbus Circle
  • The east side of Central Park West from 70th to 65th Street
  • The west side of Columbus Circle
  • 6th Avenue (either side) from West 59th to West 38th Streets