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Here's How to Watch and Stream the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The iconic holiday parade has been around since 1924!

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When fall officially arrives on September 23, the countdown for Thanksgiving will commence, because when did we ever stop thinking about turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie? Of course, we’re also excited for Halloween (hello, haunted houses and scary stories), but there’s nothing quite like waking up on Thanksgiving Day and watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the whole family.

If you’re planning to see the star-studded parade in-person, remember to bundle up for the chilly fall weather or if you’re looking forward to watching from bed, make sure to grab a cup of hot cocoa before the event begins.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

When is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thanksgiving Day in the United States. This year, the holiday falls on Thursday, November 28. The long-standing tradition started in 1924 when the infamous parade first debuted and was later televised for the first time in 1946.

What time does the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade start?

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. in all time zones. In the three-hour event, bands from across the country, Broadway performers, and musical guests will make their way through the 2.5-mile route on Macy’s signature floats—starting at 77th Street and Central Park West before heading south to Herald Square at 34th Street.

How can I watch and live stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

If you’re staying cozy at home, there are several ways to watch and live stream Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. NBC’s live coverage will begin at 9 a.m. on your local TV channel and on the NBC website. In case you’re watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from your laptop, tablet, or phone, you can live stream it through the NBC app—available on iOS and Android.

CBS’s live coverage will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern with delayed coverage at 1 p.m. Pacific. Tune into your local TV channel or head over to the CBS website. If you’re planning on watching from a device, you can live stream it on the CBS app—available on iOS and Android.

Both NBC and CBS are available to live stream from their respective apps on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and, Roku. Other live streaming options include: Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue.

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