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No Cable? No Problem! Here's How You Can Stream the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Nov. 22 2021, Updated 10:32 a.m. ET

It's 2021, so if you don't have cable, you're definitely not alone. But just because you no longer pay for channels doesn't mean that you have to miss out on the time-honored tradition of waiting up early Thanksgiving morning to watch the parade. Wondering how you can watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade without cable? We've got you covered!

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How can you watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade without cable? 

You've got options! Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast on NBC. So you can get the parade on any streaming service that has that channel. For the first time, you can now also watch the parade through Peacock, NBC's exclusive streaming service.

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NBC is also included in Hulu Plus Live TV, YouTube TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV. Don't have these streaming services? Here's a little cheat sheet: Hulu Plus Live TV, fuboTV, and Sling TV all have 7-day free trials. YouTube TV has a 5-day free trial. If you want to watch the parade, all you have to do is sign up for the free trial before the parade (and remember to cancel before you're charged)!

When can you watch the parade?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is coming back this year for its 95th run, with a few changes. It's debuting a 51-foot-tall Ada Twist the Scientist balloon, as well as Ronald McDonald and a Pikachu and Eevie balloon.

And the 2021 parade would be nothing without a Baby Yoda — sorry, Grogu — balloon inspired by the iconic character's Funko Pop! designs. That's a really, really big head. And those ears!

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The parade would be nothing without its Broadway performances, and this year we'll see Tony winners and nominees from shows like like Wicked and Moulin Rouge! take center stage. By the way, if you're only interested in the Broadway performances, Playbill will be posting them to their site while they air.

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Other performers include Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, The Rockettes, Ballet Hispánico, and the cast of Girls5Eva.

No matter if you're watching NBC or a live stream, the parade is set to start on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25 at 9 a.m. EST.

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