Is there anything more iconic about Thanksgiving (other than turkey and gratitude, or course), than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Each year, more than 3.5 million people in NYC and over 50 million people at home watch the Parade. Amazingly enough, since the parade began in 1924, participants have been Macy’s employees, their families and friends or others who have a relationship with the Parade’s elements and/or partners, making the parade even more endearing.

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

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is truly the sign in our home that it’s time to kick-off the day, gather family around and, of course, get all those yummy dishes on the stove and in the oven! So let’s get you everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss even a minute of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year.

When Does the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Start?

Tune in Thursday, November 24th from 9 am-12 pm in all time zones!

What changed in 2020?

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been going on for over 100 years. It’s a tradition and boy, do we need traditions more than ever this year.

So Macy’s did all they could to keep this Thanksgiving Day tradition alive while taking extra precautions to make everyone safe. The truth is, as a TV viewer, we won’t notice much difference in watching the parade.

The biggest difference is that the 2020 parade was exclusively a TV event that was filmed over three days. Instead of the usual 9,000 participants, there were only 500. There are no crowds and everyone has been COVID tested. But all the elements are back and it will still be a feast for America!

Where to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

You can watch it live from 34th Street or on NBC.

Who Will Be Performing at this year’s Macy’s Parade?

As always, you can expect a huge array of stars from stage, screen, and music to perform and appear on the famous floats.

The 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will include stars such as Paula Abdul, Jordan Sparks, Kirk Franklin and much more. The routine will transition seamlessly to a big climax on 34th Street with 100 dancers, a gospel choir and the iconic Rockettes.

Performances Include:

  • Big Apple Circus
  • Boss Kids
  • Ballet HIspanico

Is there special access for spectators with special needs?

Yes, please call YAI National Institute at 212-273-6181 or visit their website at’s-thanksgiving for more information.

Where Can I Get More Information about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

If you go to the mezzanine level of Macy’s Herald Square, not only can you get your 10% off Visitor’s Savings Pass, but they can also answer your questions and arrange tickets to must-see attractions to help you get the most out of your visit.

Of course, there is so much more you can expect during this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you want to know more about anything from the parade’s history to the performers, visit the parade website.