After a lackluster parade in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is back in (almost) full swing for 2021. Airing at 9 a.m in all time zones, the 95th Macy’s parade will take place today – Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25 – resuming its traditional 2.5 mile route along the streets of Manhattan, a big step up from last year’s trek of just one block.
This year, the event will also be live again, none of this pre-recorded editing to make a shorter, spectator-less parade look exciting. Crowds will be allowed to line the streets once more in this festive tradition that’s been going on for nearly a century.
This year, the giant balloon count will be back up to 15, with 28 floats, and 10 marching bands from high schools and colleges across the country.
How to Watch the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Without Cable
When is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? The 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air from 9 a.m. to noon ET on Thursday, Nov. 25, with a rebroadcast from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast the Parade on NBC.
Many major live TV streaming platforms offer Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade coverage. Find out below if your service carries them.
- fuboTV has NBC covered with the fuboTV Starter plan for $65/month.
- Hulu with Live also carries NBC for $65/month.
- DIRECTV STREAM includes NBC in its Entertainment package for $70/month.
- YouTube TV includes NBC with a $65/month subscription
- Sling TV includes NBC in their Sling Blue package for $35/month