It’s that time of year again: when Snoopy and Pikachu float down Sixth Avenue and Santa makes a special appearance to signal the official start of the Christmas season.
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The 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to New York City this week with five new floats and four new balloons to entertain spectators of all ages.
A lot has changed since the first parade in 1924. Not only will people be able to watch the event from the comfort of their homes on network TV, but various streaming services will also provide front row seats to the events. ,
More than 3.5 million people in NYC and more than 50 million spectators at home typically watch the parade, which uses 5,000 volunteers to line the street.
Even during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the parade went on – but with some radical changes to ensure social distancing. Unlike normal years, it was catered only for TV viewers, but this year’s festivities are free to continue without any hesitation.
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“Today” show anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker are set to return as hosts of the parade. However, Roker has been absent from “Today” and is currently “On the Road to Recovery” After being hospitalized two weeks ago with blood clots in her leg and lungs.
When is the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place on the national holiday, which this year falls on Thursday, November 24 at 9 a.m. EST. The show officially ends at noon.
How can I watch the parade and is it available to stream?
What is the parade route and can I see it in person?
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Route is 2.5 miles from 77th Street and Central Park West, South to 34th Street-Herald Square.
Tickets are not required to see the procession in person, but it is best to avoid watching on Sixth Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets and on West 34th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, as the national television broadcast is shown there. There is a limit to view.
Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland and Flula Borg of “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin”, Betty Who, Big Time Rush, jordin sparksFitz and the Tantrums, Blanco Brown, country musicians Cam, Dionne Warwick, Gloria, Sasha and Emily Estefan, Joss Stone and Kirk Franklin will all be on the floats.
Miss America Emma Broyles, Paula Abdul, Sean Paul, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Ziggy Marley will also be there.
The new parade balloons include “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” Dino and Baby Dino, Blue, Stuart the Minion and Striker the US Soccer Star, which celebrates the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Also watch for new floats, including baby sharks, Geoffrey’s Dazzling Dance Party featuring Toys R Us mascot giraffes, Netflix’s “Slumberland”-inspired Supersized Slumber and Wonder Bread’s Wonderships, plus Macy’s own People First Light and Winter Dragon floats .