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As we draw ever closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, multiple things come to mind: turkey, Black Friday, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With that in mind, you might want to find a way to stream it for your family.

The annual parade kicks off the holiday season in the U.S. in a big way, with bigger and better floats descending upon Manhattan every year. This is the 93rd year the parade has marched down the streets of New York with familiar pop culture characters, singers, band members, and other colorful personalities in tow.

This year, over 8,000 performers are expected to participate in the Parade, with 30 giant character balloons, 34 floats, and 40 novelty balloons and more in tow. There are even 11 different marching bands and over 1,000 clowns—it will certainly be a spectacle.

If you’re not going to be there in person (and let’s face it, most of us aren’t going to be), you have plenty of options for watching.

This year, NBC will air the parade beginning at 9:00 am ET with a re-run of parade coverage at 2:00 pm ET. CBS will also be providing coverage at the same start time if you’d like to watch live on television.

But for the rest of us, streaming is likely the best option, even if you want to have it running for supplemental coverage.

Here’s how you can live stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019.

Watch on YouTube

A large turkey float for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Tune in to Verizon’s official YouTube channel at 9:00 am ET to watch a live stream of the parade, courtesy of NBCUniversal and Verizon. It will offer an interactive experience with a 360-degree stream straight from the page and will run through 12:00 p.m. ET.

If you’d like, you can set a reminder via YouTube to return to the page to watch the stream.

Watch via the NBC App or Official Website

NBC will be airing the parade through its special cable app and streaming website. Both will require you to log in with your TV provider’s credentials. The directions to log in will be the same, whether you’re on mobile or your desktop.

Start by selecting and linking your TV provider.

NBC's website to link your television provider

Once you’ve chosen your cable provider, log in with your username and password.

Log-in screen for Spectrum TV provider

When you’re logged in, you should get a “success” screen, and your live TV session will begin. That’s all you need to do on the day of the parade, whether you’re using the app or the browser.

NBC's website showing a successful login.

Happy viewing and happy turkey day!

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