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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 2018, the 92nd annual parade -- hosted by the TODAY SHOW's Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker -- was broadcast from 9am-Noon in all time zones. Appearing on board one of Macy's signature floating stages are Bad Bunny, Barenaked Ladies, Bazzi, Ally Brooke, Kane Brown, Brynn Cartelli, Jack & Jack, John Legend, Leona Lewis, Ella Mai, Tegan Marie, Martina McBride, Rita Ora, Carly Pearce, Pentatonix, Anika Noni Rose and the cast and Muppets of SESAME STREET, Diana Ross with her children and extended family (including Rhonda Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chudney Ross, Ross Naess and Evan Ross with wife Ashlee Simpson-Ross), Sugarland, Ashley Tisdale, Mackenzie Ziegler and Johnny Orlando, as well as a special appearance by the one-and-only Santa Claus.

This year four new floats debut, including Elf Pets by Elf on the Shelf, Fantasy Chocolate Factory by Kindar (Ashley Tisdale), RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES by Nickelodeon (Jack & Jack), and Splashing Safari Adventure by Kalahari Records and Conventions (Ella Mai).

In 2018, 12 of the nation's finest marching bands will ignite coast-to-coast excitement and hometown pride as they step off and perform on the streets of the Big Apple. This year's bands include Cicero-North Syracuse High School Northstars Marching Band (Cicero, NY), Grants Pass High School Marching Band and Color Guard (Grants Pass, OR), Homewood Patriot Band (Homewood, AL), James Madison University Royal Dukes (Harrisonburg, VA), Keller High School Marching Band (Keller, Texas), Lafayette High School Mighty Lion Marching Band (Lafayette, LA), The Ohio State University Marching Band (Columbus, Ohio), Park Vista High School Marching Band (Lake Worth, FL), Riverside City College Marching Tigers (Riverside, CA), Woodland High School Wildcat Marching Band (Cartersville, GA), Macy's Great American Marching Band (United States) and the NYPD Marching Band (New York, NY).


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Brad Lachman Productions


  • - Manhattan, New York USA