`Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021’ live free streams, watch at home?
The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, here’s how to stream free the parade on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 9 a.m. ET / PT.
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The 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air on Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in all time zones on NBC. Telemundo will simulcast the parade in Spanish. And for the first time, fans can also Livestream coverage on Peacock. NBC will air an encore of the parade from 2-5 p.m. ET.
“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a New York City institution for more than nine decades, growing to become an icon of American pop culture as it annually marks the official start of the holiday season,” said Will Coss, Executive Producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
“For our 95th celebration, we are delighted to return this cherished holiday tradition closer to its original form as we march down the streets of New York City and into the homes of a nationwide audience.”
You can stream the parade on NBC’s website or on the NBC app, but you’ll need a TV provider to get access. If you don’t have cable, you can sign up for Peacock or stream coverage from NBC or Telemundo on Hulu+ Live TV or YouTube TV. (Both services offer a free trial!)
When Is The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
The parade officially begins its march on November 25 at 9 am and will conclude on at 12 pm in all time zones on NBC. On CBS, broadcasts will air 9:00am-12:00pm live ET; 8:00-11:00am live CT; 7:00-10:00am live MT; and 1:00pm-4:00pm delayed PT.
What Is The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
For more than nine decades, the magic of the holiday season has kicked off with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year, the parade passes by for the 95th time, featuring its signature mix of whimsical elements and dazzling performances.
Established in 1924, the parade has been canceled only three times (1942, 1943, and 1944) since its inception. The event draws roughly 3.5 million spectators on the streets of New York City and over 50 million more who tune in nationwide. For so many
Americans, watching the parade, from near or far, is just as much a Thanksgiving tradition as turkey and mashed potatoes.
Is The Parade Back To Normal In 2021?
Yes! Following last year’s made-for-television celebration, the parade will be open to spectators, as usual, this year. To once again safely produce the annual Thanksgiving Day celebration, Macy’s partnered closely with the City and State of New York to create an event production plan that would ensure health and safety practices are aligned with current CDC guidelines, as well as local and state government protocols.
What Is The Parade Route?
The official parade route runs 2.5 miles, from 77th & Central Park West south to 34th Street-Herald Square.
For spectators in New York or those traveling to the city to see it live, the procession begins by marching down Central Park West to Columbus Circle, then turns onto Central Park South, then proceeds down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the parade makes its final turn west and ends at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square.
What Are The Safety Measures For The Parade In 2021?
Following the most up-to-date health guidelines, the City of New York will manage public viewing locations and safety procedures along designated portions of the route. There is no vaccination requirement for the general public to view this outdoor event.
For its participants and staff, Macy’s will put in place several health and safety procedures across all areas of the production. 2021 Health & Safety procedures include, but are not limited to the following:
All volunteer participants and staff will be vaccinated. Vaccine verification will be conducted at all back-of-house entry points. A few exceptions to this procedure may be made at the sole discretion of Macy’s and its medical consultant based on select extenuating circumstances. For those rare instances, Macy’s medical consultant will administer COVID-19 testing and clear the individual for Parade participation.
All participants and staff regardless of vaccination status will wear face coverings and additional protective equipment, as warranted by their role. As appropriate, exceptions may include singers, dancers, and musicians performing down the route or for the national broadcast.
Macy’s will implement a reduction in the overall number of participants of between 10 to 20 percent (approximately 800 to 1,600 participants).
Social distancing practices will be in place at all interior/exterior Parade operations including costuming areas, seating, and participant check-in.
WHO WILL PERFORM AT THE PARADE?
Joining the festivities for 2021 will be Vespa, Jimmie Allen, Jon Batiste, Blue’s Clues & You! host Josh Dela Cruz and the former hosts of Blue’s Clues Steve Burns and Donovan Patton, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, Foreigner, the cast of Peacock’s Girls5eva (Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, Busy Philipps), Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Chris Lane, Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Nelly, Kim Petras, Kelly Rowland, Rob Thomas, Carrie Underwood, Tai Verdes, Zoe Wees, and Tauren Wells; with an extra special appearance by the one-and-only Santa Claus.
Broadway’s best shows will also perform including SIX, Moulin Rouge! The Musical and one of Broadway’s longest-running hits, Wicked; along with a sneak preview of NBC’s Annie Live! In addition, the show-stopping Radio City Rockettes will bring their signature magic to Herald Square.
The CBS Broadcast will feature performances from the casts of Waitress and Chicago.