Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017 Live Stream Online.Each is an integral part of Thanksgiving celebrations across the country, but only one takes over a big chunk of Midtown Manhattan every Thanksgiving Day.
What: The 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
Date: Nov. 23, 2017
The 91st annual parade kicks off at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23 at 77th Street and Central Park West. A cornucopia of marchers, floats and the signature giant balloons will march downtown along the 2.5-mile route to the storied Macy’s flagship store at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue.
Scores of New Yorkers will help carry more than 30 of those giant balloons depicting classic characters old and new. Four balloons are making their debut this year — Olaf the Snowman from “Frozen,” Jett from “Super Wings,” Chase from “PAW Patrol” and Dr. Seuss’ the Grinch.
The ballons aren’t the only stars of the show. The parade’s got a star-studded lineup of performances from Gwen Stefani, 98 Degrees, Common, Smokey Robinson, Andy Grammer and others. A troupe of celebrities — including Harry Connick Jr., Martha Stewart, Thalia, Jane Krakowski, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey, Gaten Matarazzo, Chrissy Metz, and John O’Hurley — will do a special song-and-dance routine to the tune “Dancing in the Street.”
Here’s how to check out the parade in person or from home if you’ve got to start early on Thanksgiving dinner. You can also check out some behind-the-scenes work the night before the parade, when the balloons are inflated on the Upper West Side.
This year, the 91st annual parade will be hosted by NBC’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker, and will be broadcast on NBC, starting at 9 a.m., and until Santa arrives, just before noon.
The event, which starts at 77th Street and Central Park West, is expected to draw 3.5 million spectators. The procession will march to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and march down Sixth Avenue/Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the parade will make its final turn west and end at Seventh Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square.