It’s time again for the annual Turkey Day tradition of watching bulbous balloons, festive floats, rockin’ Rockettes and laughable lip-syncing — the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
This year marks the parade’s 90th anniversary and it has pulled out all the stops, so here is the TV and live stream information for those of you who can’t wait to tune in while you prepare your family’s feast.
NBC has had a broadcast deal with Macy’s since 1952, so they get the prime spot for coverage as well as talent interviews. However, as it is a public event in the streets of New York, anyone is allowed to cover it, so CBS has always broadcast the parade too and 2016 is no different.
CBS’ coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET, hosted by Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight. NBC’s coverage kicks off at 10 a.m. ET, hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker.
In exciting news for streamers, there will finally be an official live stream of the parade, so you don’t have to go hunting for illegal NBC online streams anymore.
In partnership with Verizon, NBC is live streaming the event from five cameras capable of broadcasting 360-degree views to viewers. There will be pop-up graphics offering trivia tidbits and it will be hosted by Marlon Wayans and Olivia Culpo.
Performers for the 2016 parade include Kelsea Ballerini, the cast of “Hamilton,” the cast of “Hairspray Live!,” Sarah McLachlan, the Muppets, the “Sesame Street” gang, Brett Eldredge, Aloe Blacc and marching bands from all over the country.