The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is back for another year to usher in the holiday season. The special broadcasts will air on Thursday, November 25 on NBC and Telemundo from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in all time zones, and for the first time, fans can also livestream coverage on Peacock. Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker from Today will host the three-hour telecast for NBC and Peacock. NBC will air an encore from 2-5 p.m. ET.
The 95th march of the world-famous Parade of magic will bring the nation together in celebration and feature 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands and 9 performance groups, a host of musical stars and the one-and-only Santa Claus.
This year’s performers and appearances will include aespa, 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 Camille Schrier, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Nelly, Kim Petras, Kelly Rowland, Rob Thomas, Tai Verdes, Zoe Wees, and Tauren Wells.
The Spanish-language simulcast on Telemundo will be hosted by En Casa con Telemundo’s Ana Jurka and Carlos Adyan, accompanied by Freddy Lomelí live from Sixth Avenue, and feature a special appearance by current Miss Universe, Andrea Meza.
The holiday television special will feature a special performance by Carrie Underwood from her album, My Gift (Special Edition). Broadway’s best musicals will also perform including SIX, Moulin Rouge! and one of Broadway’s longest-running hits Wicked, along with a sneak preview of NBC’s Annie Live! In addition, the Radio City Rockettes will bring their signature magic to Herald Square.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have paradegoers back on the streets of Manhattan to join in person for this wonderful spectacle,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs, NBCU Television and Streaming. “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is an incredible tradition and we take great pride in bringing it to viewers each year as they celebrate the kickoff of the holiday season.”
“For more than nine decades, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has served to bring joy to millions, who gather with friends and family to experience this one-of-a-kind holiday celebration along the streets of New York City and in homes nationwide,” said Will Coss, Executive Producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “For our 95th celebration, Macy’s has created a spectacle to remember featuring a dazzling array of high-flying balloons, animated floats and incredible performers. We can’t wait to help New York City and the nation kick-off the holiday season with the return of this cherished tradition.”
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Brad Lachman Productions. Brad Lachman serves as executive producer, Bill Bracken will co-executive produce and Ron de Moraes directs.
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