After last year’s condensed pandemic-era version, the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be back to full strength, including floats, balloons, and musical performances. Here’s how to stream the parade on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 9 a.m. ET / PT.
For the first time, the parade will have its own streaming home, available on the premium version of Peacock ($4.99+ per month). Peacock will also be showcased in the parade itself, with its own float featuring the stars of Peacock comedy series Girls5eva performing the show’s theme song.
The main parade broadcast is on NBC, and subscribers to Hulu + Live TV ($64.99+ per month after a seven-day free trial) can stream it on the NBC feed. NBC’s Today hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker will anchor the coverage. Telemundo will simultaneously broadcast Spanish-language coverage hosted by Ana Jurka and Carlos Adyan, plus reporter Freddy Lomelí and Miss Universe Andrea Meza, and viewers can watch that on the Telemundo feed.
If you subscribe to YouTube TV ($64.99 per month after a seven-day free trial), you can stream the NBC broadcast of the parade, showcasing dozens of the signature giant inflatable characters. New additions this year include Grogu (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) from The Mandalorian, the title character from Netflix’s Ada Twist, Scientist, and a Christmas-themed pairing of Pokemon characters Pikachu and Eevee. YouTube TV also carries Telemundo’s Spanish-language broadcast.
If you’re a Sling TV subscriber ($35+ per month) and your local NBC affiliate is included on Sling, you can watch NBC’s parade broadcast. Check out live musical performances from Rob Thomas, Nelly, Andy Grammer, Chris Lane, and more, plus a special performance by Carrie Underwood of the song “Favorite Time of Year” from her holiday album My Gift.
Fubo TV subscribers ($64.99+ per month after a seven-day free trial) can watch the NBC or Telemundo broadcasts of the parade. Check out 10 amazing marching bands from around the country, including high schools, colleges, and the NYPD.
Subscribers to DirecTV Stream ($69.99+ per month) can watch the parade broadcast via either NBC or Telemundo. As always, following the floats, balloons, bands, and other performers, the parade ends with a visit from Santa Claus that kicks off the Christmas season.
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