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96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off holiday season


View the 2022 Macy's Parade route map and list of entries below

2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade NEW YORK (Nov. 22, 2022) — As the nation gathers to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends, the 96th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to the streets of New York City on Thursday, November 24 at 9:00 AM.

"Since its first march in 1924 and through the decades, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has served to bring joy to the millions who gather nationwide each year to experience it with friends and family," said Executive Producer Will Coss. "We are thrilled to showcase another spectacle full of magic and wonder that will help create everlasting memories with loved ones during this special time of year."

The parade lineup for 2022 features 16 giant character balloons, 12 marching bands, 28 floats, 700 clowns, 40 novelty balloons plus a host of celebrity performers.

Macy's Parade Route Map

2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route. Click to view larger version of map. The 96th 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 9 AM to 12 PM in All Time Zones, Also Streaming on Peacock

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 AM to 12 Noon in all time zones. Fans can also stream the broadcast on Peacock.

Ahead of the parade, the national broadcast will showcase Broadway's Funny Girl, A Beautiful Noise, Some Like It Hot, Disney's The Lion King, and the Radio City Rockettes. The stars of Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock on Apple TV+ will appear throughout the broadcast as Uncle "Travelling" Matt goes on an epic journey to learn the meaning of the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day" holiday and the impossible-to-answer question: "What is a parade?"







2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup

Following is the list of 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade entries (all talent, performances, line-up and information is subject to change).

16 GIANT BALLOONS
• Ada Twist, Scientist
• Astronaut Snoopy
• Bluey - NEW
• The Boss Baby
• Diary of A Wimpy Kid - NEW
• Sinclair Oil's DINO and Baby DINO - NEW
• Goku
• Grogu (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) Just 12 days after winning the BOA Grand National Championship, Carmel H.S. (IN) will perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
• Chase from PAW Patrol
• Pikachu & Eevee
• Pillsbury Doughboy
• Red Titan from "Ryan's World"
• Ronald McDonald
• Papa Smurf from The Smurfs
• SpongeBob SquarePants & Gary
• Stuart the Minion - NEW
• The parade also boasts Sinclair's Baby DINOs, Go Bowling balloonicles, Striker the U.S. Soccer Star, Dolly, Smokey Bear, Macy's reindeer Tiptoe and Toni the Bandleader Bear.

12 MARCHING BANDS
• Benedict College Marching Tiger Band of Distinction, Columbia, South Carolina
• Bourbon County High School Marching Colonels, Paris, Kentucky
• Carmel High School Marching Band, Carmel, Indiana
• Clovis North Educational Center Bronco Marching Band, Fresno, California
• Delfines Marching Band, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
• Macy's Great American Marching Band, USA
• NYPD Marching Band, New York
• The Queer Big Apple Corps, New York
• South Dakota State University Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, Brookings, South Dakota
• Tarpon Springs Outdoor Performance Ensemble, Tarpon Springs, Florida
• University of Missouri Marching Mizzou, Columbia, Missouri
• Vandegrift High School Viper Marching Band and Vision Dance Company, Austin, Texas

28 FLOATS
• 1-2-3 Sesame Street
• Baby Shark - NEW
• Big City Cheer
• Big Turkey Spectacular
• Birds of a Feather Stream Together
• Blue's Clues & You!
• The Brick-changer
• Celebration Gator
• Christmas in Town Square
• Colossal Wave of Wonder
• Deck the Halls
• Elf Pets
• Everyone's Favorite Bake Shop
• Fantasy Chocolate Factory
• Geoffrey's Dazzling Dance Party - NEW
• Harvest in the Valley
• Heartwarming Holiday Countdown
• Her Future is STEM-Sational
• Macy's Singing Christmas Tree
• Magic Meets the Sea
• People of First Light - NEW
• Santa's Sleigh
• Snoopy's Doghouse
• Supersized Slumber - NEW
• Tom Turkey
• Toy House of Marvelous Milestones
• Winter Wonderland in Central Park
• The Wondership - NEW

PERFORMANCE GROUPS
• Ballet Hispánico
• Big Apple Circus
• Boss Kids
• Fusion Winter Guard
• Kilgore Rangerettes
• Phantom Limb
• The Sigma Gamma Rho Centennial Steppers
• St. John's Dance Team
• Spirit of America Cheer
• Spirit of America Dance Stars

CELEBRITIES
• Paula Abdul
• Big Time Rush
• Blanco Brown
• Cam
• Jordan Davis
• Blue's Clues & You! host Josh Dela Cruz
• Gloria, Sasha and Emily Estefan
• Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
• Fitz and the Tantrums
• Kirk Franklin
• Mario Lopez and family
• Ziggy Marley
• Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles
• The cast and Muppets of Sesame Street
• Sean Paul
• The cast of Peacock's Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland and Flula Borg)
• Joss Stone
• Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
• Jordin Sparks
• Dionne Warwick
• Betty Who

The 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.
The Rosemount H.S. Marching Band (MN) rehearsed overnight for the NBC Television cameras ahead of 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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