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How to Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Without Cable

Thanksgiving day parade balloon floats.

It’s that time of the year again. The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is here with four new balloon floats, music from Mariah Carey, and much more. Before you dive into dinner this year, here’s how to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade with or without cable and when.

Between NFL football games on Thanksgiving and eating the big feast, many families have a tradition of watching the parade. For the 96th year, the celebration kicks off November 24th in New York City, starting at 9 AM.

In fact, it’ll be streaming from 9 AM to Noon in all timezones. All the festivities begin at Central Park West and follow a long journey throughout the streets. If you don’t live in NYC, watch it from your warm and cozy couch.

How to Stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving parade banner

As you can see from the flyer above, the Thanksgiving Day parade is available to watch on NBC or streaming on the Peacock app. Users can also catch the event on Telemundo. Additionally, an encore broadcast kicks off at 2 PM and runs until 5 PM.

If you don’t have cable or use streaming services, you’ll want to use a platform that has the NBC channel. Additionally, the Peacock streaming service will show the big parade as well. You can try Peacock for free with a trial or get it starting at $4.99 monthly.

Additionally, live TV streaming services such as YouTube TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, and select others offer NBC in the channel lineup. You can subscribe to one of those, but it’ll be far more expensive than just getting Peacock.

So, sign up for a streaming service with NBC, download and subscribe to Peacock, and enjoy the entire event. Don’t forget to watch until the end, as Santa Claus will wrap up the show with Mariah Carey in tow.

Peacock TV

Subscribe to Peacock for $4.99 per month and enjoy live sports, movies, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade without cable.

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Cory Gunther has been writing about phones, Android, cars, and technology in general for over a decade. He's a staff writer for Review Geek covering roundups, EVs, and news. He's previously written for GottaBeMobile, SlashGear, AndroidCentral, and InputMag, and he's written over 9,000 articles. Read Full Bio »