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How to Watch the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Without Cable

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There’s no place like New York City to celebrate the holidays and there’s nothing more iconic to kick off the season than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Lift your spirits as high as the iconic character balloons above Central Park West, dance along with the New York City Rockettes, and watch new themed floats cruise along 34th street in the 97th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Don’t miss a second of holiday cheer this year. Here’s how to get started with Hulu + Live TV and stream your favorite live holiday specials without cable. 

Watch: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade*

*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply.

How to Watch The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Live 

Wondering where to watch this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Watch all of the floats and street performances in real time with a Hulu + Live TV subscription.* In addition to Hulu’s entire streaming library, Hulu + Live TV subscribers gain access to 75+ network and local channels,* including NBC. 

Here’s how to get started with Hulu + Live TV in four easy steps:

  1. Sign up or login with your Hulu credentials if you’re already subscribed (current Hulu subscribers can switch to Live TV*).
  2. Set up any Live TV supported devices such as Android, Apple, Chromecast, Fire TV, LG TV, Mac and PC browsers, Playstation, Roku, Samsung TV, VIZIO, Xbox, and more.
  3. Enter your zip code to see local live TV availability.
  4. Tune to NBC on Thanksgiving morning and bring the holiday magic of New York City to your living room. 

*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply. 

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade FAQs

Who’s performing at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2023?

This year, viewers can expect to see music performances from musicians like Cher, Brandy, Pentatonix, En Vogue, and several others. 

New parade balloons include Kung Fu Panda, Monkey D. Luffy from the anime series One Piece, Beagle Scout Snoopy, comic character Blue Cat and Chugs, and The Pillsbury Doughboy (TM). 

And, of course, SANTA! 

Visit the official Macy’s website for more information about the 2023 Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup.

What channel is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on?

The 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be airing on NBC. 

What time is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023?

Parade coverage begins a half hour earlier this year — 8:30 a.m. EST. 

When was the first Thanksgiving Day Parade? 

The very first Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City happened on Thursday, November 27, 1924, making this the 98th annual event! 

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