Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017: Where, when to watch

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017 is right around the corner! Who doesn’t want to get mixed up in some holiday festivities?

We know that for CarterMatt, this is one of those events that we look forward to every year even if we are super out-of-touch with what’s hip and cool in 2017 (although to be fair we are nerds, so we’ve always been kind of out of touch when it comes to what’s cool in general). It’s sweet, innocent, fun, and we don’t mind some of the weirdness associated with it, such as it feeling like a Today Show fever-dream or the performers at the show barely ever performing live. It’s just a little bit of festive fall cheer and we like to think of it as the official beginning of the holiday season. Once we get to see the arrival of Santa Claus at the end of the parade and we chow down on 20 pounds of turkey, we’re officially set to put up the Christmas tree and start to look ahead.

So when is the big parade happening in 2017? In terms of the NBC broadcast, (which is the one we tend to care about the most and the one CarterMatt will cover tomorrow), you’re going to get a chance to check it out come Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern / Pacific time or 8:00 a.m. Central. There are some other broadcasters out there for the parade but we personally feel like this one is the most familiar and also the most thorough.

Want to stream the parade? There’s also a great option out there for that! If you have a cable subscription you can log onto NBC’s official site — once you validate that you’re good to go and you can watch to your heart’s content. (There are no other official streams of the NBC broadcast though you may be able to find streams of the parade itself on social media — just without some of the commentary and editing that is done for the show.)

Just in case you’re wondering who is appearing at the parade this year, think along the lines of Gwen Stefani, 98 Degrees, Common, Goo Goo Dolls, Wyclef Jean, Kat Graham, Andy Grammer, Olivia Holt, Padma Lakshmi, Sabrina Carpenter, and former America’s Got Talent contestant Angelica Hale — just to name a few. Also expect a little bit of NBC cross-promotion; while they air the parade, Al Roker often finds a way to chat with a TV star or two in attendance.

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