Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017 Live Stream Online.For many Americans, no turkey day would be the same without the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The unofficial kickoff to the holiday season, 2017 marks the 91st anniversary of the family-friendly tradition, and this year’s lineup features a number of country artists.
Thursday, November 23
The parade will start Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT) and you can watch online at NBC.com. You can tune into NBC at 9 a.m. local time to see the television broadcast.
This year’s 91st march down the streets of New York will feature a star-stuffed cast, including 98 Degrees, Lauren Alaina, Cam, Sabrina Carpenter, Andra Day and Common, Sara Evans, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Kat Graham, Andy Grammer, Angelica Hale, Olivia Holt, Nicky Jam, Wyclef Jean, Bravo’s Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, Patti LaBelle, Dustin Lynch, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson, JoJo Siwa and more.
Anchoring the event will be Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker of NBC’s “Today.”
Broadway performances from the casts of “Anastasia,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Once on This Island” and “SpongeBob SquarePants – The Broadway Musical” will highlight this year’s broadcast, and the Radio City Rockettes will bring their signature high-kicking magic to Herald Square. International superstar Gwen Stefani will give a special performance of “White Christmas.”
The 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature 17 giant balloons being inflated on Wednesday.
The inflation event began earlier this year with balloons including newcomers Disney’s Frozen Olaf, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, PAW Patrol and Jett from Super Wings.
Fans favorites will be on display too, including Hello Kitty, SpongeBob SquarePants and many others.
Who’s Performing? Four country stars will be featured this year, including Lauren Alaina (on the Green Giant float), Cam (Domino Sugar), Sara Evans (Entenmann’s) and Dustin Lynch (KFC). They’ll join pop stars like Gwen Stefani (who’s singing “White Christmas” at the Bryant Park ice rink), 98 Degrees, Andra Day & Common, Jimmy Fallon & the Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Wyclef Jean, Smokey Robinson, Bebe Rexha and more. And don’t forget the marching bands and dance groups who come from all over the country.
Which Float Will Be the Craziest? Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known for being massive and over-the-top, so there will be plenty to look at this year. Gibson Guitars will have one featuring a huge version of their signature Les Paul, while the people of South Dakota have reproduced Mount Rushmore in hopes of inspiring a visit. Meanwhile, an actual Green Giant will tower over a peaceful landscape of farms.
How About the Balloons? The balloons are often even bigger than the floats, often multiple stories high and wrangled by up to 100 volunteers. Along with returning favorites like Charlie Brown, the Pillsbury Doughboy and Spongebob Squarepants, 2017 will feature four new characters: Frozen‘s Olaf, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, PAW Patrol and Jett from Super Wings. Plus whatever Balloonicles, Balloonheads and Trycalloons are.
Will Santa Be There? Of course he will. Santa is always the parade’s very last participant, signaling the start of the Christmas season.