How To Watch the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

published Nov 23, 2022
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Since it first began in 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has become an iconic part of Turkey Day, and the start of the holiday season as a whole. In 2020, Macy’s iconic parade was a television-only experience for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it returned in all its glory in 2021, and this year’s 96th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade promises to be full of all the elaborate balloons, floats, and performances audiences have come to expect from the event. Read on to learn what to expect from this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and where you can watch it.

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How Can I Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Person?

If you’re in New York City, you can watch the parade in person at designated viewing areas along the route, which kicks off at 77th Street and Central Park West, turns at 59th street, and wraps up at Herald Square on 34th Street.

You can find an interactive guide recommending the best spots to watch the parade on Macy’s official website.

Where Can I Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV?

As usual, viewers across the country can catch the parade on NBC from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in all time zones. Telemundo will also simulcast the parade in Spanish.

Where Can I Stream the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be available to stream on the Peacock app from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in all time zones.

Who’s Performing at the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Several stars are set to perform during the parade:

  • Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland and Flula Borg (from Peacock’s “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin”)
  • Betty Who
  • Big Time Rush
  • Blanco Brown
  • Cam
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Gloria, Sasha, and Emily Estefan
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Joss Stone
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Miss America Emma Broyles
  • Paula Abdul
  • Sean Paul
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Ziggy Marley

You can check out the parade’s full lineup here.