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The countdown is on to Thanksgiving, and with it comes another annual tradition, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
As you prepare to gather around the table and give thanks with those hold most dear, down forget to start the day, full of floats, music, and holiday spirit. To make your viewing experience easier, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about Thanksgiving’s largest parade.
When and where can I watch?
The 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs Thursday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. ET to noon on NBC. Today show hosts Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker are anchoring the broadcast.
Will it be available to stream anywhere?
NBC has partnered with Verizon to provide a 360-degree live stream of the parade for those without cable TV subscriptions. For viewers who find themselves without a TV, be sure to head to Verizon’s YouTube channel when the parade starts and you’ll be able to watch the parade live. You can also watch online by logging onto nbc.com/live or via the Watch NBC app.
Who will be performing?
Former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke, 2018 breakout Ella Mai, and John Legend. Also watch for Diana Ross and family, country singer Kane Brown, Leona Lewis, Jack & Jack, and Martina McBride. Fans can also be excited about appearances from Rita Ora, Ashley Tisdale, Sugarland, and so many more.
What balloons should I look out for?
Some of our most beloved animated characters will be making an appearance, including Pikachu, the Grinch, and the Power Rangers. Dragon Ball Z also seems to be making a comeback with a Goku balloon, and no Thanksgiving parade would be complete without the Pillsbury Doughboy.
What floats will be making an appearance?
Kinder will be giving Willy Wonka a run for his money with its Fantasy Chocolate Factory, along with an impressive Mount Rushmore float and a lively Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles float. Also be on the lookout for the Singing Christmas Tree and the Girl Scout’s inspiring Building a Better World float. And, of course, Santa!