NEW YORK – NBC will broadcast the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual holiday extravaganza will be hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker of NBC’s Today Show. The parade will broadcast live on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones.
Broadway shows will head to the streets of New York for special performances on the telecast from “Cats,” “Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical,” “Cirque du Soleil Paramour,” and “Waitress” will highlight this year’s landmark 90th Parade. In addition, viewers will get a sneak preview performance from NBC’s “Hairspray Live!,” which premieres Wednesday, Dec. 7 (8 p.m. ET/PT). The world-famous Radio City Rockettes will also lend their star power to kick off the holiday season.
The parade will kick off at 9 a.m at 77th Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side. The parade turns at Columbus Circle onto Central Park South then heads down Sixth Avenue where it will finish at Macy’s Herald Square on 42nd Street. There will be 2 1/2 miles of public viewing area for floats and balloons. An estimated 3.5 million people are expected to attend the parade.
The 90th Macy’s Parade will feature a star-studded cast including Kelsea Ballerini, Tony Bennett, Aloe Blacc, Chloe x Halle, Easton Corbin, Daya, De La Soul, Diamante Eléctrico, Brett Eldredge, Fitz & the Tantrums, Christopher Jackson, Johnnyswim, Sandra Lee, Lunchmoney Lewis, Maddie & Tae, Sarah McLachlan, NHL legends Adam Graves and Eric Lindros, Ben Rector, Regina Spektor, the cast of “Sesame Street,” Sprout’s Chica, Timeflies, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Michelle Carter and Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalists Mikey Brannigan and Gianfranco Iannotta, Grace VanderWaal, and Jacob Whitesides, among others.
CBS will also broadcast the parade live with hosts Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight.