Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022: Everything You Need to Know

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022: Everything You Need to Know

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022: Everything You Need to Know

With the holiday season just around the corner, there’s no better way to kick it off than with Macy’s 95th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 9 am.

This wonderous tradition features incredible 50-foot balloons, floats, perfectly synchronized and orchestrated marching bands and celebrities marching through the city streets of New York in an awe-inspiring showcase of parade artistry.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year!

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Parade Route

As tradition, the parade begins on 77th Street and Central Park West and will continue on to Columbus Circle, where it will travel to Central Park South to 6th Avenue and head downtown to 34th Street to Macy’s at Herald Square.

Where to Watch

This year, live spectators can enjoy 2.5 miles of an unobstructed parade viewing on Central Park West from 75th Street to 61st Street starting at 6 am as well as on 6th Avenue from West 59th Street to West 38th Street throughout the day.

If you’d rather watch the parade from home, watch with NBC, the parade’s official broadcaster and host, through the network’s TV channel, website or its app. You can also watch on CBS or on a variety of subscription streaming services.

Celebrity Line Up

This spectacular parade will feature performances from the vocal talents of Betty Who; Big Time Rush; Cam; Fitz and the Tantrums; Gloria, Sasha, and Emily Estefan; Jordin Sparks; Joss Stone; Kirk Franklin; Paula Abdul; Sean Paul; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Ziggy Marley and many more!

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2022: Everything You Need to Know
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New Additions to the Thanksgiving Parade

This year, meet the newest additions to the parade, including Bluey, the titular pup of the hit Australian TV show. Also joining the lineup is Greg Heffley of the best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, a new Baby DINO from Sinclair Oil, and Stuart the Minion from the Despicable Me franchise.

New from Toys”R”Us is Geoffrey’s Dazzling Dance Party float, and Baby Shark is bringing his whole family along for his first parade. You’ll feel the magic with Netflix’s fantastical Slumberland float and Wonder Bread’s Wondership float.

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A-Game Sports

<div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px;">A-Game Sports is a premier provider of sports camps, programming and instruction for kids of all ages ranging from toddlers to teens. As an instructional and recreational youth sports facility, our goal is to make athletics a rewarding experience for all kids. A-Game Sports is located in New Rochelle, NY, and offers camps, lessons, customized programs for more than 10 sports and rental space for private events. A-Game Sports was founded in 2013 by two guys who decided that it was time to do what they truly love in life. Since then, we've made the ideology of fusing hard work and fun into a reality. Our dedicated staff of professional coaches share their enthusiasm with kids of all ages and skill levels that take part in our programs.</p> </div> <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px;"> </p> </div> <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px;">With turfed fields for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and flag football, batting cages and tunnels for baseball and softball, and various basketball programs, A-Game Sports is one of the premiere sports facilities for kids and adults of any age. Aspiring athletes and fitness enthusiasts will benefit from our many strength and conditioning programs, while children new to sports will learn skills and techniques within their chosen sport, all while having a great time and keeping the game fun.</p> </div>