Don’t Miss Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration, Watch Live Stream Online [Video]

Here is the 360 video. The NBC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade video (live streaming) is featured above.

Update! This article has been updated since its original publication to introduce new information.

On Nov. 22, 2016, NBC announced a new, first-time partnership with Verizon that will allow for live streaming of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on YouTube. You may watch the full, complete, live streaming video of the Macy’s Parade in the video player above. Don’t forget that the NBC special Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration will air tonight, Nov. 23, 2016, on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. This kicks off NBC’s holiday programming. You may read more about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration below. Click the following link for more information on NBC’s holiday television specials, TV shows and movies you don’t want to miss.

The live stream of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the first time it has ever been broadcast on the Internet through a site like YouTube in official format. NBCUniversal joined forces with Macy’s and Verizon to offer this unique event. Marlon Wayans and Olivia Culpo will host the Macy’s Parade 360 Live stream. Viewers can still watch the Macy’s Parade live stream through NBC or their app, but the YouTube site is already garnering plenty of social buzz and seems it might be the most popular way to watch the parade online.

According to NBC, there will be five 360 cameras showing the parade from different angles. The Macy’s Parade begins at 9 a.m. ET, and the live streaming video from YouTube will begin streaming coverage then.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade executive producer Amy Kule released as statement about the YouTube live streaming parade coverage.

“We are extremely excited to partner with NBCUniversal and Verizon to bring millions of fans a new way to experience our total Parade. Via 360 cameras positioned at strategic points along the route, spectators nationwide can experience what 3.5 million people enjoy live in Manhattan. From the national telecast on NBC to the 360 experience on Verizon’s YouTube channel, the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be more accessible than ever before.”

Many people enjoy watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live online, however; in past years, it has been via someone who has attended the parade in person. This means that the video quality may be sacrificed, and you also hear talking above the parade coverage. To have an official, live-stream of the Macy’s Parade condoned by NBC, Verizon and Macy’s brings a whole new level of coverage and entertainment. It also means that viewers worldwide can tune in and watch one of the most famous Thanksgiving parades. While some countries might have difficulty accessing the NBC app or online, live videos, many will be able to watch and enjoy the Macy’s Parade live stream through Verizon’s video coverage.

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It might come as a surprise, but the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrates its 90th birthday this year. In honor of the significant, cultural event, NBC will air a special episode titled Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The special airs before the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that begins Thursday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m.

The 90th Macy’s Parade event will feature three new floats including a special tribute to the first balloon to make an appearance in the parade: Felix the Cat. Curbed has a wonderful video that showcases 90 years of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade history in a quick format. You may see that video below. Check the video playlist above for up-to-date information, latest news and behind-the-scenes videos. You may watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration, as well as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, live streaming online at NBC.


According to the book Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Robert M. Grippo, the first Macy’s Parade took place in Manhattan on Thanksgiving Day, 1924. Here is a description of the first parade as stated in the book.

“On Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1924, the first march, led by police escort, started at 9:00 a.m. at 145th Street and Convent Avenue. Proceeding to Morningside Avenue and 110th Street, it traveled down Broadway to 34th Street, arriving at Macy’s at noon for the unveiling of the Christmas windows entitled “The Fairy Frolics of Wondertown.”

“Floats featuring the Old Lady in the Shoe, Little Miss Muffet and Little Red Riding Hood, thrilled the crowds lining the street, who enjoyed an impromptu circus featuring bears, elephants and donkeys. Four bands gave the parade its merry music. That year’s closing act became the parade’s perennial finale: Santa Claus arriving in Herald Square to kick off the holiday season.”


As the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is provided by Macy’s and broadcast on NBC, both organizations have their own websites and social media accounts.

Click the link for the official Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade site from Macy’s.

You may find the official Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC site here. You may follow NBC on Twitter, NBC on Facebook, NBC on Instagram, Macy’s on Twitter for more Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade news, photos and videos.

People are using the hashtag #MacysParade on social media networks. You may watch the full 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the video below. You may also watch the video playlist that features the history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Macy’s released a heartwarming commercial that’s a tribute to the parade’s history titled “Old Friends.”


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration will air for one hour and will cover the extensive history of the parade. NBC will take viewers behind-the-scenes to show what goes into putting on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. From creating and filling the balloons, to floats, the special will look at each component that has made the Thanksgiving parade one of the most beloved holiday traditions nationwide.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade isn’t just about balloons and floats. Each year, hundreds of high school marching bands and dancers compete for a chance to be in the parade. The show also focuses on the process bands and dancers undergo in order to participate.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is also known for its celebrities. A number of celebrities will share their memories regarding the parade including Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Melissa Gilbert, Allison Janney, Eric McCormack, Alan Rachins, William Shatner, Brooke Shields and Steven Weber. NBC correspondents and parade hosts will also share their memories. These include Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel, Pat Sajak and Williard Scott.

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