[WATCH/STREAMS!] Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 Live Free Online Broadcast 23 November 2023
How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 online. Less than a day remains before you can watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 online. This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will bring back iconic balloons, floats, Santa Claus and big stars like Cher — and the festivities are starting a little earlier than usual.
The 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is airing live on NBC and streaming on Peacock
The 97th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature 25 giant character balloons, 31 floats, six ballonicles, 29 clown crews, 11 marching bands and 18 performers.
Stuart the Minion and Grogu balloons return, joined by new giants like Beagle Scout Snoopy, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Monkey D. Luffy and Uncle Dan.
Cher will headline the parade. Other musical performances will be put on by Ashley Park, Bell Biv Devoe, Brandy, Chicago, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, En Vogue, Jon Batiste and Pentatonix.
The Today Show's Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will once again host the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade start time, channel
The 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place Thursday, Nov. 23. The broadcast starts at 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT and run until 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT.
Watch on NBC via Sling or Fubo
Stream on Peacock
How to watch Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from anywhere
Just because NBC and Peacock aren't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.
How to watch the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the US
In the U.S., the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is airing on NBC and streaming live on Peacock on Thursday, November 23. The broadcast will begin a half-hour earlier than usual — at 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT and run until 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT.
A re-broadcast will air at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on NBC.
NBC is a local broadcast network that can accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.
If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch NBC on a live TV service like Sling TV or Fubo. It's also on Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.
Sling TV is one of the cheaper live TV services on the market. The Sling Blue package includes more than 50 channels including NBC, ABC and Fox (in select cities), AMC, Bravo, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime and USA. Right now, new subscribers can get the first month of Sling for half off.
Fubo is a great alternative to a cable package. With the Pro Plan ($70 per month), you get over 120 channels, including all the local broadcast networks and top cable brands like AMC, E!, HGTV, FX, ESPN, Syfy and Paramount Network.
Peacock is the home of the vast NBCUniversal library, including every episode of The Office. In addition to classic movies and TV shows, subscribers can also watch episodes of current NBC series with Peacock Premium. For a limited time, Peacock Premium is $1.99 per month.
How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Canada, the UK or Australia
Brits, Canadians and Australians don't celebrate Thanksgiving. But if you are in those countries and want to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade using a streaming service you already pay for, you should check out ExpressVPN.
Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. GMT and Friday 12:30 a.m. AEDT.
During this year’s parade, alongside the iconic floats, marching bands, performers and Santa Claus himself, the legendary Cher will perform her new holiday hit to kick off the season, according to NBC.
This year's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is thundering into view. Organized annually by the department store since 1924, the parade attracts millions to Manhattan to witness giant inflatable cartoon characters and iconic performers on floats proceeding along the 2.5-mile parade route. But you don’t have to step foot in New York to witness this incredible spectacle because it's all streamed and televised.
It begins at the slightly earlier time of 8.30am ET with show hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker all returning. Take a look at the timings, route and performers below.
Viewers can expect to see a total 31 floats, 25 giant balloons, 29 clown crews and 6 balloonicles wind through Manhattan, filling West 77th street and beyond with jubilation and live music from over a dozen well-known acts.
Oscar-winning musician Jon Batiste will kick things off, before Tom Turkey – the parade’s longest running title float – shoots down Central Park West to Macy’s Herald Square. Once there, pop legend Cher will dazzle the crowds with hits from her first-ever Christmas album, before passing the mic to the real holiday headliner: Santa Claus himself!
Viewers will spot tons of American icons, both fictional and real. Rock band Chicago will be aboard The Wondership from Wonder, while girl group En Vogue will perform on the float called Colossal Wave of Wonder. Overhead, the character balloons include Kung Fu Panda’s Po, SpongeBob, Grogu, and Pikachu & Eevee on a Poké Ball-inspired sleigh.