Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019: Route, watch times, and more

This year marks the 93rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Image: A marching band makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York
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By Danielle Wolf and Emily Schwartzberg

Everyone has their own Thanksgiving traditions, whether you're running in a turkey trot, cooking all day, or preparing to go to a restaurant, but nothing says "Thanksgiving" more than watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This year, in addition to the larger-than-life balloons and classic floats, you can expect performances from Billy Porter, Black Eyed Peas, Chicago, Ciara, Debbie Gibson, Lea Michele, Kelly Rowland, Idina Menzel and more. Find the full list of performers and floats here.

We have all the details you need in order to watch this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

What time does the Macy's parade start?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will start at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, and will run until noon.

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

Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host NBC's 67th annual broadcast of the parade, which starts at 9:00 a.m. NBC will also show an encore presentation at 2:00 p.m.

Stay tuned to NBC after the parade for the National Dog Show.

How to live stream the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:

TV aside, you can view the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade online at nbc.com/live and on the NBC app.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route:

Going to be in New York City on Thanksgiving Day? Here's all you need to know about how to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in person.

Starting at 6 a.m., you can begin camping out on the west side of Central Park West from West 75th Street to West 79th Street. Pro tip: Set up here to secure a good view of the parade.

The official parade kickoff is at 9 a.m. at West 77th Street and Central Park West. Unfortunately, there will be limited to no public viewing here — and as the parade journeys down from Central Park West to Columbus Circle, turning onto Central Park South, viewing access is still denied to the public.

The parade continues down West 59th Street until it reaches Sixth Avenue, where it will head south to West 38th Street. This stretch features some of the last quality viewing spots, as the parade comes to an end.

And for the grand finale — the parade makes its final turn on West 34th Street and Sixth Avenue, stopping in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

You can find the official 2 1/2 mile mile parade route here!