Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade - 5 Fast Facts

Thanksgiving 2018: How to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

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Since 1924, thousands have flocked the New York City streets to watch the festivities, and this year will be no different.

In addition to the dozens of marching bands, balloons and floats set to appear, many celebrities will also participate. Diana Ross, John Legend, Kane Brown, Martina McBride, Pentatonix, Leona Lewis, Ella Mai, Rita Ora, Sugarland, and Anika Noni Rose are all scheduled to perform.

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Not able to make it to NYC? Just catch the livestream. Watch the fun on NBC’s website or Verizon's YouTube channel below. It all kicks off at 9 a.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 22.

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The Grinch balloon lies face down after being inflated by the Macy's inflation team ahead of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 21, 2018 in New York City.
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