Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been a yearly tradition since 1924, excepting the years of World War II, and NBC has been broadcasting the event since 1948. As with a lot of traditional media, this event has entered the digital age, meaning you can watch the parade from your computer or phone with the magic of live-streams!
Normally, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thanksgiving Day, even if that seems too good to be true, at 9 AM eastern time. That said, you should make sure to account for time zones and adjust your live-streaming time accordingly. If you live in Colorado, for example, the parade will start for you at 7 AM.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Viewing Details
Date: Thanksgiving Day, November 23
Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
Location: Central Park South, New York City
How To Live Stream Online
Macy’s will host a live-stream on their own website. In the days leading up to the event, the website will allow you to go through a virtual replica of the city, complete with an interactive program that lets you see the line-ups from past years.
That said, there are still various free options that will help people watch the parade online. Both Facebook and Twitter are expected to host various live-streams. YouTube Live is also expected to have a live-stream of the event this year, as they had made a deal with NBC in 2016 to air the parade. You can check in to their channel to see what the upcoming schedule will be like.