Entertainment How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Online
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Makes a Comeback, Adds Baby Yoda to Famed Balloon Lineup
The parade will once again allow viewers and balloon holders in New York City to participate in the parade after last year's celebration was limited.Macy's on Monday announced the official route of the parade, which will include new balloons and floats such as a Grogu, also known as Baby Yoda balloon, Ada Twist, Scientist and the Pokémon characters Pikachu and Eevee balloons.
Following last year’s crowd-less event, the annualis back in full force for 2021. The department store’s 95th celebration takes place Thursday, Nov. 25 in New York City, where it will retrace its traditional 2.5-mile route through Manhattan from the Upper West Side to Midtown.
This year, pop culture franchises, brands and corporations will once again get their names in front of live spectators, as the public is being welcomed back to watch the parade’s over-the-top floats, balloons and live performances from the streets. Macy’s is also getting in on the NFT action andof digital art inspired by inflatable floats of decades past, with all proceeds benefitting the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Joy turns to horror as SUV speeds into Christmas parade
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through a barricade and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee while spectators watched in horror. One video showed a woman screaming, “Oh my God!” repeatedly as a group of young dancers was struck Sunday. A father talked of going “from one crumpled body to the other” in search of his daughter. Members of a “Dancing Grannies” club were among those hit. © Provided by Associated Press A police officer uses a flashlight while looking for evidence in downtown Waukesha, Wis.
But you don’t have to be in the Big Apple to witness the fall holiday festivities. Read on for details on how to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade online (as well as where to see it in person), the entertainment highlights and more.
When Is the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
The 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade starts at 9 a.m. ET on Nov. 25 in New York and ends at noon ET. It will air on NBC from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in all time zones on local TV stations.
Who Is Performing at the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
There will be over 35 live performers at this year’s parade, includingJon Baptiste (on the Louisiana Office of Tourism’s float), Foreigner (on New York Life’s float), Hollywood actor Darren Criss (on Kinder’s Fantasy Chocolate Factory float), Andy Grammer (on Entenmann’s float), K-pop group Aespa (on Olay’s Her Future is STEM-Sational float), the real-life stars of fictional girl group Girls5Eva (on Peacock’s float, naturally), Jimmie Allen (on Green Giant’s float), Kelly Rowland (on Lifetime’s Christmas in Town Square float) and Kim Petras (on Coach’s float), to name just a few.
Waukesha parade crash suspect's bail raises questions
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee that killed five people was free on $1,000 bail posted just two days before the deadly event, a fact that is leading to a review of what happened and renewed calls for giving judges more power to set higher bails. One pending case against Darrell Brooks Jr. included an allegation that he deliberately hit a woman with his car in early November after a fight. Prosecutors in Milwaukee County on Monday called their bail recommendation “inappropriately low” given the facts of that case and the Sunday crash, and said they would review it.
The Macy’s Great American Marching Band will perform, and other marching bands include the all-female Ann Richards Marching Stars, the NYPD, and groups from high schools and universities across the U.S.
Also on the entertainment roster are the Big Apple Circus, Ballet Hispánico, Spirit of America Dance Stars, wandering clowns and more; see the complete lineup.
How to Watch the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Person
The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. ET in Manhattan at West 77h Street and Central Park West, but only select stops will have public viewing areas. The west side of Central Park West from West 7th to West 6th streets will have a spectator area available starting at 6 a.m. ET, and it’s one of the best places to watch the parade. See the entire route and get more details.
How to Stream the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Online
If you don’t have cable, you can watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade online on your smart TV, smartphone, tablet or another device with a subscription to select on-demand videoplatforms with access to NBC. Those without a smart TV can use a plug-in device (such as the , , or ) that lets you stream live TV and watch on-demand content.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021: Long route and crowds are back
The 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to the more familiar parade of yore. Travelers and residents will have 2.5 miles of public viewing as balloons, floats and bands make their way through Manhattan.What a difference Covid-19 vaccines and 12 months make.
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World experts hold special meeting on worrying new COVID-19 variant in South Africa: Latest updates .
Experts with the World Health Organization were meeting Friday to assess a COVID-19 variant in South Africa that's spreading fast among young people.It's too early to say whether the new variant, dubbed B.1.1.529, is going to have the potential impact of the troublesome delta variant. But the WHO will decide soon whether to give the latest variant a name from the Greek alphabet, one of the first indicators that it is worth consideration as an increased threat.