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

Cut the cord on cable? That doesn't mean you have to miss the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Here's how you can watch the parade without cable.

Jacqueline Gualtieri - Author

Nov. 18 2022, Updated 4:02 p.m. ET

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Thanks to the invention of streaming services, 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, including and the NBC app. You can also watch the parade through Peacock, NBC's exclusive streaming service.

Santa parade float
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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 96th run, so be sure to expect plenty of familiar balloons such as Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Astronaut Snoopy, the Blue and White Macy's Stars, and more.

And the 2022 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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Grogu balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has a number of star-filled performances, and this year we'll see Tony winners and nominees from shows like the cast of Funny Girl (lead by Lea Michele), A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, The Lion King, and Some Like It Hot.

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We'll also see the cast of Pitch Perfect spinoff Bumper in Berlin, featuring actors Adam Devine, Sarah Hyland, and Flula Borg. Boy bands from 2009 are back in action, so naturally, Big Time Rush is performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2022!

Cast of 'Bumper in Berlin'
Source: Peacock

Other performers include Dionne Warwick, Blanco Brown, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jordin Sparks, Sean Paul and more.

No matter if you're watching NBC or a live stream, the parade is set to start on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. EST.

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