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Catch These Broadway Performances at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a cherished American tradition, ushers in the holiday season with a burst of colorful floats, giant balloons, and musical performances. Each year, millions of viewers across the nation tune in to watch this grand spectacle, and Broadway's presence is a highlight that leaves the audience in awe. They're packing even more entertainment in this year, as the broadcast has been extended by 30 minutes. 

Showcasing an exciting lineup of featured character balloons, magical floats, the finest marching bands from across the country, dynamic performance groups, imaginative clowns, the nation’s biggest musical talents and the one-and-only Santa Claus, this is the nation’s premiere Thanksgiving celebration.

Beginning at 8:30 AM on November 23, the parade will have 16 featured character balloons, 26 fantastic floats, 32 heritage and novelty balloons, more than 700 clowns, 12 marching bands and nine performance groups. Make sure you tune in to see Broadway take center stage, because you can catch performances from Back to the Future: The MusicalHow to Dance in Ohio& JulietShucked and Spamalot. The stars of Gutenberg! The Musical!, Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, will also appear as special live correspondents along the Parade route.

Planning to see the Parade live? The 97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off from its traditional starting line at 77th Street and Central Park West at 8:30 A.M. The procession will march down its signature 2.5-mile route taking it from Central Park West to Columbus Circle, turning onto Central Park South and then marching down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s iconic Herald Square flagship.

Want to enjoy the Parade from the comfort of your own home?  Parade fans nationwide can watch the official telecast on NBC and simulcast on Peacock, from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., in all time zones. The network will air an encore telecast at 2:00 P.M. ET/PT. New for 2023 will be several additional cameras along the route, giving viewers new Parade vantage points never seen before.