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93rd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off holiday season


View the 2019 Macy's Parade route map and list of entries below

The 2019 Macy's Parade telecast will kick off with a special opening number featuring the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street. NEW YORK (Nov. 22, 2019) — As the nation gathers to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends, the biggest spectacle of the holiday season returns when the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade travels the streets of New York City on Thursday, November 28 at 9:00 AM.

This year's celebration will kick off with a must-see opening number featuring a who's who of actors, singers and dancers, all joined by the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street. The first hour of the national broadcast will also include a special performance by Celine Dion who will debut a song from her new album. New balloons joining the lineup include Astronaut Snoopy, Green Eggs and Ham, and SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary. Fan favorite heritage balloon Smokey Bear will once again fly over Manhattan in celebration of his 75th birthday.

More than 8,000 participants donning costumes, handling giant balloons or striking up the band will travel through Manhattan at the sound of the time-honored phrase, "Let's Have a Parade." With an audience of 3.5 million along the parade route and 50 million viewing the nationwide telecast, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation's most beloved holiday pageant. The parade lineup for 2019 features 16 giant character balloons; 11 marching bands; 26 floats; 1,000 clowns; 1,200 cheerleaders and dancers; 40 novelty balloons; plus a host of celebrity performers.

Macy's Parade Route Map

2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route. Click to view larger version of map. The 93rd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off at 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will travel down to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and march 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 Herald Square.

NBC Telecast Begins at 9 AM in All Time Zones

Americans coast-to-coast can share in the magic of the parade through NBC-TV's national telecast hosted by the TODAY Show's Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker. The telecast will air from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon in all time zones.

Ahead of the parade, the national broadcast will showcase the Radio City Rockettes and the casts of Broadway shows Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations, Beetlejuice, Hadestown, and Tina - The Tina Turner Musical.

To give fans another unique viewing opportunity, Macy's, along with NBCUniversal and Verizon will once again take viewers closer to the magic via up close and personal views of the event through a 360-degree livestream of the parade on Verizon's YouTube page. The stream, found at www.youtube.com/verizon, will be live from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon (Eastern).







2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup

Following is the list of 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade entries (all talent, performances, line-up and information is subject to change).

16 GIANT BALLOONS
• Astronaut Snoopy
• Diary of A Wimpy Kid
• Sinclair Oil's DINO The Blue Springs H.S. Golden Regiment (MO) is one of 11 elite marching bands performing in the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
• The Elf on the Shelf
• Goku
• Green Eggs and Ham
• Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
• Jett from Super Wings
• Olaf
• Chase from PAW Patrol
• Pikachu
• Pillsbury Doughboy
• Power Rangers Mighty Morphin Red Ranger
• Ronald McDonald
• SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary
• Trolls
• The parade also boasts the Smokey Bear heritage balloon; Yayoi Kusama's "Love Flies Up to the Sky" blue sky gallery balloon; Aflac Duck, Sinclair Oil's Baby DINOs and the Go Bowling balloonicles; and Universal Orlando Resort's The Nutcracker.

11 MARCHING BANDS
• Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band, St. Petersburg, Florida
• Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment, Blue Springs, Missouri
• Catalina Foothills High School Falcon Band, Tucson, Arizona
• Franklin Regional High School Panther Band, Murrysville, Pennsylvania
• Macy's Great American Marching Band, USA
• Madison Central High School Band, Richmond, Kentucky
• Martin Luther King, Jr. High School "Kings of Halftime," Lithonia, Georgia
• Morgan State University Magnificent Marching Machine, Baltimore, Maryland
• NYPD Marching Band, New York
• Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band, San Antonio, Texas
• Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, Cullowhee, North Carolina

26 FLOATS
• 1-2-3 Sesame Street
• Big City Cheer!
• Blue's Clues & You!
• The Brick-changer
• Central Park
• Christmas Cheer is Near
• Cornucopia
• Deck the Halls
• Everyone's Favorite Bake Shop
• Fantasy Chocolate Factory
• Harvest in the Valley
• Heartwarming Holiday Countdown
• Home Sweet Home
• Macy's Singing Christmas Tree
• Mount Rushmore's American Pride
• NHL Most Valuable Hockey Mom
• Parade Day Mischief
• Rexy in the City
• Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
• Santa's Sleigh
• Shimmer and Shine
• Snoopy's Doghouse
• Splashing Safari Adventure 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
• Tom Turkey
• Toy House of Marvelous Milestones
• Universal Playground

PERFORMANCE GROUPS
• 610 Stompers, New Orleans, Louisiana
• The Alvin Ailey School, New York
• The Nice List, New York
• Gamma Phi Circus, Normal, Illinois
• Manhattan Youth Ballet, New York
• National Dance Institute, New York
• Spirit of America Cheer, USA
• Spirit of America Dance Stars, USA
• Young People's Chorus of NYC, New York

CELEBRITIES
• Natasha Bedingfield
• Black Eyed Peas
• Chicago
• Ciara
• Josh Dela Cruz
• Celine Dion
• Jimmy Fallon and The Roots
• Debbie Gibson
• Former NASA Astronauts Kay Hire & Janet Kavandi
• Chris Janson
• Idina Menzel
• Lea Michele
• Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin
• NHL Legends Dominic Moore and Eddie Olczyk
• The cast & Muppets of Sesame Street
• NCT 127
• Ozuna
• Billy Porter
• Kelly Rowland
• That Girl Lay Lay
• TLC
• Tenille Townes
• Chris Young

A holiday treat for children everywhere, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade's finale features the biggest star of all, the one-and-only Santa Claus. As his sleigh comes into view, Macy's will wish everyone "Happy Holidays" and a "Merry Christmas."

Further information on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade can be obtained by visiting macys.com/parade. Follow @macys and join the conversation using #MacysParade on various social networks.

See more information on Marching.com about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and learn what music the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Marching Bands will be playing.

The Sesame Street float moments before stepping off in the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo by Marching.com.


Text and artwork courtesy of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Band and parade photos by Marching.com.

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