Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

About the Show

NBC officially kicks off the holiday season with the LIVE broadcast of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York City. Broadcast on NBC since 1948, America's most beloved procession marches in the holidays with dazzling doses of spectacle, enchantment and tradition.

Where else can you find 50-foot balloons, floats, cheerleaders, dancers, performance groups, clowns, marching bands and celebrity performers? Thousands of participants take to the streets for the festivities - and it all caps off with the very first seasonal appearance of the jolly dude in the red suit. Enjoyed now for generations, it's a national pastime to be thankful for, and an unrivaled celebration of the holiday season.

Three-hour live special



Universal Television