Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is returning to the streets of New York in 2021. Find out what time will the event start.

Will Coss, the executive producer of the event revealed in September 2021 that the annual spectacle will be “closer to its original form” this year.

The 2020 version of the parade was a television-only event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are thrilled to welcome back in its full form the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a world-renowned celebration that ushers in the magic of being in New York City during the holiday season,” the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press release.

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What time is Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in 2021?

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

The parade will commence from the Upper West Side of Manhattan at 9 a.m. ET. It will air live along the East Coast through noon ET.

Here’s a fun fact about the event, its starting point is always right next to the American Museum of Natural History. Traditionally, the three-hour event happens on Thanksgiving morning every year.

Hence, viewers have the rest of the day to enjoy the Turkey Day feast with their families.

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A look at this year’s performers

The performers’ lineup for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021 includes the likes of Carrie Underwood, Andy Grammer, Nelly, Kelly Rowland, Chris Lane, Kristin Chenoweth and Darren Criss.

The cast of Peacock’s musical spoof Girls5eva will also be in attendance this year. They’ll be joined by the casts of Broadway shows Wicked, Moulin Rouge! and SIX.

How to watch the event this year?

The parade will air live exclusively on NBC. The live stream will start at 9 a.m. local time on NBC. A repeat airing of the whole event will take place later in the day, at around 2 p.m. local time.

Local CBS stations should also offer live coverage of some portions of the parade from 9 a.m. to noon.

Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight will co-host the CBS coverage of the show. The cast from the Broadway musicals Waitress and Chicago will also perform at the event. 

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