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95th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off holiday season


View the 2021 Macy's Parade route map and list of entries below

2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade NEW YORK (Nov. 20, 2021) — As the nation gathers to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends, the 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to the streets of New York City as an in-person event on Thursday, November 25 at 9:00 AM.

"For our 95th celebration, Macy's has created a spectacle to remember," said Executive Producer Will Coss. "We can't wait to help New York City and the nation kick off the holiday season with the return of this cherished tradition."

The parade lineup for 2021 features 15 giant character balloons; 10 marching bands; 28 floats; 800 clowns; 36 novelty balloons; plus a host of celebrity performers.

To safely produce the annual event, Macy's once again partnered closely with the City and State of New York to create a production plan that would ensure health and safety practices aligned with CDC guidelines, as well as current local and state government protocols. There is no vaccination requirement for general public for this outdoor event. Spectators are encouraged to enjoy the parade safely with appropriate precautions including wearing masks as well as suitable outerwear for the late November weather.

Macy's Parade Route Map

2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route. Click to view larger version of map. The 95th 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. For the first time, fans can also stream the broadcast on Peacock.

Ahead of the parade, the national broadcast will showcase the Radio City Rockettes, a sneak preview of NBC's Annie Live, and the casts of Broadway shows SIX, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, and Wicked.







2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup

Following is the list of 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade entries (all talent, performances, line-up and information is subject to change).

15 GIANT BALLOONS
• Ada Twist, Scientist - NEW
• Astronaut Snoopy
• The Boss Baby
• Diary of A Wimpy Kid
• Sinclair Oil's DINO The Centerville H.S. Jazz Band (OH) is one of 10 elite marching bands performing in the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
• Goku
• Grogu (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) - NEW
• Chase from PAW Patrol
• Pikachu & Eevee - NEW
• Pillsbury Doughboy
• Red Titan from "Ryan's World"
• Ronald McDonald - NEW
• Papa Smurf from The Smurfs
• Sonic the Hedgehog
• SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary
• The parade also boasts Sinclair's Baby DINOs and the Go Bowling balloonicles; Smokey Bear; and Macy's reindeer Tiptoe and Toni the Bandleader Bear.

10 MARCHING BANDS
• The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Austin, Texas
• Sound of Brownsburg Marching Band, Brownsburg, Indiana
• Centerville Jazz Band, Centerville, Ohio
• Hampton University Marching Force, Hampton, Virginia
• Lincoln-Way Marching Band, New Lenox and Frankfort, Illinois
• Macy's Great American Marching Band, USA
• NYPD Marching Band, New York, New York
• Trabuco Hills High School Thundering Mustangs Marching Unit, Mission Viejo, California
• Union High School Renegade Regiment, Tulsa, Oklahoma
• University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

28 FLOATS
• 1-2-3 Sesame Street
• Big City Cheer
• Big Turkey Spectacular
• Birds of a Feather Stream Together - NEW
• Blue's Clues & You!
• The Brick-changer
• Celebration Gator - NEW
• Christmas in Town Square
• Colossal Wave of Wonder - NEW
• Deck the Halls
• Elf Pets
• Everyone's Favorite Bake Shop
• Fantasy Chocolate Factory
• Gravy Pirates - NEW
• Harvest in the Valley
• Heartwarming Holiday Countdown
• Her Future is STEM-Sational
• Home Sweet Home
• Macy's Singing Christmas Tree
• Magic Meets the Sea - NEW
• Mount Rushmore's American Pride
• Rexy in the City
• Santa Express and Starflakes
• Santa's Sleigh
• Tiptoe's North Pole - NEW
• Tom Turkey
• Toy House of Marvelous Milestones
• Winning Winter Together

PERFORMANCE GROUPS
• Ballet Hispánico's School of Dance
• Broadway Education Alliance Youth Choir
• Fred Astaire Dance Studios
• Indigenous Direction
• J.U.M.P. (Jumpers United for Macy's Parade)
• St. John's Dance Team
• Spirit of America Cheer
• Spirit of America Dance Stars
• Young People's Chorus of NYC

CELEBRITIES
• aespa
• Jimmie Allen
• Jon Batiste
• Blue's Clues & You! host Josh Dela Cruz and former hosts Steve Burns and Donovan Patton
• Kristin Chenoweth
• Darren Criss
• Jordan Fisher
• Foreigner
• The cast of Peacock's Girls5eva (Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, Busy Philipps)
• Andy Grammer
• Mickey Guyton
• Chris Lane
• Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier
• The cast and Muppets of Sesame Street
• Nelly
• Kim Petras
• Kelly Rowland
• Rob Thomas
• Carrie Underwood
• Tai Verdes
• Zoe Wees
• Tauren Wells

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.

The Tom Turkey float in the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo by Marching.com.
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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