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How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2024

Catch the iconic parade on NBC and Peacock this Thanksgiving.

Pass the cranberry sauce and the mashed potatoes—Thanksgiving is approaching at a reasonable speed with oversized balloons in tow.

This year, you can catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live on NBC and Peacock from 9 a.m. to noon (in all time zones!) on Thursday, November 23.

Keep reading to learn more about how to catch the 97th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will feature 17 performers including Cher and Brandy, 25 balloons including including Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, and five Broadway shows including Back to the Future and the new Spamalot revival.

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What channel is the parade on?

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is always on NBC, which you can access via almost any cable package or an over-the-air (OTA) antenna.

Wondering which channel to turn to for NBC in your region? We’ve got you covered. Check if your city is on our table below, or head to our NBC guide for a bigger list.

NBC stations in select US cities

City Local affiliate channel
Chicago, IL 5
Colorado Springs, CO 5
Houston, TX 2
Las Vegas, NV 3
Los Angeles, CA 4
New York, NY 4
Phoenix, AZ 12
Rochester, NY 10
Salt Lake City, UT 5
San Antonio, TX 4

Watch the parade without cable

Even if you don’t want to set up an OTA antenna (although we’d really recommend it), you can still stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November. NBC is a local channel, so it’s available on several live TV streaming services, including YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and fuboTV.

The Thanksgiving parade will also stream live on NBC’s standalone streaming service, Peacock. Unfortunately, Peacock doesn’t currently offer a free trial.

Peacock plans and prices

Package Price Hours of content
Peacock Premium (with ads) $5.99/mo. 60,000+ View plan
Peacock Premium Plus (no ads) $11.99/mo. 60,000+ View plan

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