There’s a new way to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving parade This year. Along with the broadcast on NBC, audiences can now watch the highly anticipated parade live through Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. The celebration will be available to stream at 9:00 a.m. in all time zones on Thursday, November 25, and will also feature Peacock’s first parade float. The stars of the original Peacock comedy series will be aboard the parade float Girls5eva, Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, and Busy philipps, who will perform the song “Famous 5eva”.
Beloved characters like Pikachu, Snoopy, and Sonic the Hedgehog will return to soar above New York’s Sixth Avenue this year. Baby Yoda joins them in his first year as a parade balloon with a design based on his vinyl iteration Funko Pop. The annual balloon inflation will take place on Wednesday, November 24. Those in attendance will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
As usual, the parade will also feature a variety of performers on larger-than-life floats. Talented artists include South Korean girl group Aespaclassic rock band Foreigner, Broadway legend Kristen Chenoweth, the three hosts of the children’s show Blue indices Josh dela cruz, Steve burns and Donovan patton, among many others.
This upcoming Thanksgiving will mark the 95th year of the parade, which began in 1924 and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1953. Last year, the parade was significantly reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with 88% fewer participants, and was closed to the public. This year, the event is open to the public again and will kick off in Central Park West before embarking on a six-mile walk to the flagship store in Macy’s Herald Square.
After Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Peacock, as usual, is the National Dog Show as well as the National Junior Dog Show, which will feature adorable puppies as they compete for the best of the show. Peacock will also live stream NFL coverage of the Buffalo Bills game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football.. Fans can preview the list of artists and floats featured in the parade at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade website.
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