Start time, line-up and how to watch

The countdown has begun to Thanksgiving and the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For its 96th edition, the time-honored annual holiday tradition adds four new character balloons and five new floats, join a lineup with a dozen marching bands and more than two dozen performers. Presented by TODAY‘s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker, this year’s broadcast will feature a grand finale from Mariah Carey, performing her Christmas hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and a Santa performance to close out the parade. It’s all happening live from New York City on Thursday, November 24.

Read on for everything you need to know about the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, including start time, parade lineup of balloons and floats, and how to watch on TV or streaming.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade start time

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off Thursday, November 24 at 9:00 AM ET/PT. The event officially kicks off at 8:45am ET. and airs from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. An encore broadcast will air at 2 p.m. ET.

Where can you watch the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

You can watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live on NBC or stream it on Peacock starting at 9 a.m. in all time zones.

How to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on streaming

For cord cutters, you can watch the parade on the Peacock app or website through the following devices and platforms:

TV: Android TV, Apple TV, COX, Fire TV, LG TV, Hisense VIDAA, Roku, Samsung, Vizio Smart TV, Xfinity
: Chrome OS, macOS, Windows PC
Mobile & tablet
: Android phones and tablets, Fire tablet, iPhone and iPad
Game computers
: Playstation, Xbox

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup: Balloons

New balloons include:

Blue by BBC
The life of a loser by Abrams Books
DINO and Baby DINO by Sinclair Oil
Striker, the American football star by FOX Sports
Stuart the Minion from Illumination

Return balloons include:

Ada Twist, scientist by Netflix
Astronaut Snoopy by PEANUTS Worldwide
The boss baby from DreamWorks Animation
Goku by Toei Animation
Funko Pop!-inspired Grogu by Funko and in association with Lucasfilm
PAW Patrol pursuit by Nickelodeon
Pillsbury Doughboy by Pillsbury
Red Titan from “Ryan’s World” by Sunlight Entertainment and
Ronald McDonald by McDonald’s USA
Daddy Smurf from The Smurfs of Nickelodeon
Pikachu and Eevee by The Pokemon Company International
SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary by Nickelodeon

Also featuring: Sinclair’s Baby DINOs, the Go Bowling balloonicles, Hot Air Dolly from Universal Orlando Resort, Smokey Bear from the USDA Forest Service, and Macy’s Reindeer Tiptoe and Toni the Bandleader Bear.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup: Floats

New floats include:

Baby Shark by Pingfong and Nickelodeon (Ziggy Marley)
Geoffrey’s dazzling dance party by Toys”R”Us (Jordin Sparks)
People of the First Light by Macy’s
Super big sleep by Netflix (Ballet Spanish)
The Wondership by Wonder (Cam)

Returning floats include:

1-2-3 Sesame Street by Sesame Workshop (The cast and Muppets of Sesame Street)
Big city cheer by Spirit of America Productions (Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles)
Big Turkey Spectacular by Jennie-O (Paula Abdul)
Birds of a spring stream together by Peacock (Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland and Flula Borg)
Blue’s Clues and you! by Nickelodeon (Josh Dela Cruz)
The Brick Changer by the LEGO® Group (Fitz and the Tantrums)
Celebration Gator by the Louisiana Office of Tourism (Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue)
Christmas in the Town Square by Lifetime (Kirk Franklin)
Colossal wave of wonder by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions (Sean Paul)
Cover the hallways by Balsam Hill (Gloria, Sasha and Emily Estefan)
Eleven pets by The Lumistella Company
Everyone’s favorite bakery by Entenman
fantasy chocolate factory by Kinder (Big Time Rush)
Harvest in the valley by Green Giant (Jordan Davis)
A heartwarming countdown to the holidays by Hallmark Channel (Joss Stone) Her Future is STEM-Sational by Olay (Betty Who)
Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree (Macy’s Chorus)
Magic meets the sea by Disney Cruise Line (Captain Minnie Mouse and Friends)
Santa’s sleigh (Santa Claus)
Snoopy’s dog house by PEANUTS Worldwide
Tom Turkey (Mario Lopez and family)
Toy house with beautiful milestones by New York Life (Dionne Warwick) Winter Wonderland in Central Park by Macy’s (Jimmy Fallon and The Roots)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup: Performers

This year’s lineup of artists includes:

Paula Abdul
Big hurry
Jordan Davis
Blue’s Clues and you! Host Josh Dela Cruz
Gloria, Sasha and Emily Estefan
Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Fitz and the Tantrums
Kirk Franklin
Mario Lopez and family
Ziggy Mary
Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles
The cast and Muppets of Sesame Street
Sean Paul
The cast of Peacock’s Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland and Flula Borg)
Josh Stone
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Jordan Sparks
Dionne Warwick
Betty Who
The stars of Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock
Lea Michele and the cast of Broadway’s Funny girl, plus music tracks from A beautiful sound, Some like it, The Lion King, and the Radio City Rockettes
The dancers of Ballet Spanish, the Big Apple Circus, Boss Kids, the Fusion Winter Guard, the Kilgore Rangerettes, the Sigma Gamma Rho Centennial Steppers, the St. John’s Dance Team, the puppeteer skills of phantom limband the Spirit of America Cheer and Spirit of America dance stars
Mary Carey
Santa Claus

For more Thanksgiving 2022, see our guides at where to look A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving this year and how to watch Planes, trains and cars, early Amazon Black Friday dealsand more bargains for the holidays.

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