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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Premiered: 
    November 25, 1948
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Parade
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Holiday
  • Tags: Thanksgiving

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Plot Synopsis

Each Thanksgiving morning since 1948, NBC has broadcast the MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE. For 2019, the 93rd annual parade -- hosted by the TODAY SHOW's Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker -- was broadcast from 9am-Noon in all time zones, with an encore presentation from 2-5pm. Appearing on board one of Macy's signature floating stages are Natasha Bedingfield, Black Eyed Peas, Chicago, Ciara, Josh Dela Cruz, Celine Dion, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Debbie Gibson, former NASA astronauts Kay Hire & Janet Kavandi, Chris Janson, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin, NHL legends Dominic Moore and Eddie Olczyk, the cast & Muppets of SESAME STREET, NCT 127, Ozuna, Billy Porter, Kelly Rowland, That Girl Lay Lay, TLC, Tenille Townes and Chris Young; with an extra special appearance by the one-and-only Santa Claus.

Broadway's best shows take a star turn in front of Macy's famed flagship with special performances from the casts of "Ain't Too Proud -- The Life and Times of The Temptations," "Beetlejuice," "Hadestown and Tina -- The Tina Turner Musical." In addition, the show-stopping Radio City Rockettes bring their signature high-kicking magic to Herald Square.

For the 93rd edition, the line-up will feature 16 giant character balloons (weather permitting); 40 novelty balloons, heritage balloons, balloonicles, balloonheads and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,200 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; and 11 marching bands. New giant balloons joining the line-up this year include Astronaut Snoopy by Peanuts Worldwide, Green Eggs and Ham by Netflix, and SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary by Nickelodeon. In celebration of his 75th birthday, a heritage balloon and fan-favorite returns to the Parade as Smokey Bear returns to the skies over Manhattan. Five new floats will debut, including Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues & You! (Josh Dela Cruz), The Brick-changer by The Lego Group (NCT 127), Home Sweet Home by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (Tenille Townes), Rexy in the City by COACH (Billy Porter), and Toy House of Marvelous Milestones by New York Life (Kelly Rowland).

This year's bands include Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band (St. Petersburg, FL), Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment (Blue Springs, MO), Catalina Foothills Falcon Band (Tucson, AZ), Franklin Regional Panther Band (Murrysville, PA), Macy's Great American Marching Band (United States), Madison Central High School Band (Richmond, KY), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. High School's Kings of Halftime (Lithonia, GA), Morgan State University's The Magnificent Marching Machine (Baltimore, MD), NYPD Marching Band (New York, NY), Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band (San Antonio, TX) and Western Carolina University's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band (Cullowhee, NC).


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Brad Lachman Productions


  • - Manhattan, New York USA